This is an office visit with a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and medical treatment of various types of cancer in adults.
This is an office visit with a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and medical treatment of various types of cancer. The specialty is known as medical oncology.
It is often best to start with your primary care provider before you see a medical oncologist. He or she will often be able to coordinate your health care needs and, if necessary, refer you to a specialist. Although a specialist is an expert in their field, you know your preferences and your body better than anyone else. Therefore, make sure you are an active participant in the decisions made about your healthcare. This is known as shared decision-making.
What questions should I ask the specialist?
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