Oncology

You Have Cancer, Now What?

Medical OncologyWhen you hear the word you need to see an Oncology Specialist your whole world changes. When you’re first diagnosed with cancer you feel a whole range of emotions, such as anger, numbness, sadness and/or denial. But mostly you feel… terrified. Know that this is a normal reaction and that you are not the only one facing this disease.

Over a million cases of cancer are diagnosed each year. And cancer is the second most common cause of death in the United States, second only to heart disease. Therefore, seeking an oncology specialists is your first line of defense. This decision should be taken very seriously.

Cancer is scary—But here’s the thing, you have to take action, in spite of your fear. If you let your emotions stop you from getting the proper care you need, the result could be life-threatening.There are over 200 types of cancer, such as breast cancer, cervical cancer, prostate cancer, colon cancer and skin cancer to name a few of the most prominent ones. Many are treatable.

Oncology deals with cancerous tumors, including their development, diagnosis and prevention. The first step is to find an oncology specialist to monitor and care for you throughout the course of the disease, starting from your diagnosis and to follow you throughout your treatment plan.

Three Oncology Specialists You May Meet

Medical Oncologist Your “GO-TO” Cancer Specialist

Your medical oncologist will oversee your medical care, help you understand the type of cancer you have and its various stages of development. They discuss treatment options available, such as chemotherapy, medication, radiation therapy, surgery, as well as hormonal therapy, targeted therapy and biological therapy. They will also help manage your pain and symptoms. Your medical oncologist coordinates treatment plans with your other oncology specialists. They listen to your concerns, explain treatment options and provide you with the best course of action to fight your cancer.

Radiation Oncologist – Get to the Source

Today’s Radiation Oncologist utilize cutting-edge technology with ionizing radiation in the treatment of cancer. From conventional to innovative cancer treatments your radiation oncologist is by your side. Radiation is often the first line of attack to eradicate tumor cells. State-of-the-art treatment modalities are available to treat a wide variety of malignancies to kill cancer cells. Your treatment is planned, monitored and should be delivered by a board-certified radiation oncologist with the experience to meet your needs. A medical physicist, medical dosimetrist, and radiation therapists assist your radiation oncologist to assure safe and accurate treatments.

Surgical Oncologist – Let’s Get It Out

Surgical Oncologist are surgeons with specialized training in surgical procedures in the treatment of cancer. Your board certified surgical oncologist will work with your other specialists to perform biopsies and procedures to surgically remove cancerous tumors. Most surgical oncologists are experts in breast, endocrine, sarcoma, melanoma, gastrointestinal, liver, pancreas, and other types of cancers.

When it Comes to Cancer Care

Finding a oncology specialist you can trust is imperative to your peace of mind. Seeking a specialist with the experienced and know-how to treat your disease is the key. Top10MD credentials all of our oncology specialists so you and your family can be rest assured you are in good hands with a specialist to oversee, manage and treat your cancer.

FIND A TOP10MD ONCOLOGIST NEAR YOU

There are hundreds of Oncologists practicing Radiation and Medical Oncology to choose from; however, not all doctors are created equal. Radiation and Medical Oncology takes the skill and finesse of an experienced Oncologist. That’s why we’ve selected your city’s best Oncologists – to make the decision process easier for you and your family.

For your peace of mind, Top10MD Oncologists’ credentials are validated yearly to verify medical licenses have no serious patient care sanctions, current Board Certifications in their given medical specialty, current DEA & DPS licenses, and malpractice insurance. A Top10MD has at least 5+ years experience or has performed 300+ procedures in their given specialty and a current Patient Satisfaction Score of 8.5 or higher.

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Types of Cancer

  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Basal Cell Nevus Syndrome – Gorlin Syndrome
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Tumor
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Cutaneous T-Cell
  • Lymphoma
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Ewing Sarcoma
  • Glioma
  • Head Neck Cancers
  • Hematologic Cancers
  • Hereditary Breast Ovarian Cancer Syndrome
  • Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  • Kaposi’s Sarcoma
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Acute Myelogenous Leukemia
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Myeloma Bone Disease
  • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  • Ocular Melanoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome
  • Pituitary Cancer
  • Polycythemia Vera
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Sinonasal Cancer
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer

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