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Should I be referred to an oncologist if I have a benign tumor?
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Not usually
Oncologists are specialists in treating cancers (malignant tumors), generally with drugs (chemotherapy).
Benign tumors don't need chemotherapy; they may need treatment with surgery, or not; depends on the tumor, type, size, location.

In brief: Not usually
Oncologists are specialists in treating cancers (malignant tumors), generally with drugs (chemotherapy).
Benign tumors don't need chemotherapy; they may need treatment with surgery, or not; depends on the tumor, type, size, location.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
In general, but it would be better to describe the benign tumor.
A lipoma? A breast cyst? Oncologist understand lumps, but make a living administering chemotherapy.

In brief: No
In general, but it would be better to describe the benign tumor.
A lipoma? A breast cyst? Oncologist understand lumps, but make a living administering chemotherapy.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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