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Best Oncologists for the Treatment of All Types of Cancers in Texas

Cancer is a complex disease that requires opinions from several specialists to get the best treatment options possible. Your treatment may involve combined care from several cancer specialists at once. Each cancer treatment may be handled by a different specialist and not every patient will require multiple treatment options. Your treatment option is determined by your type and stage of cancer.

An oncologist manages the patient’s overall care during the course of the disease from diagnosis to treatment. Their role includes explaining the cancer diagnosis and stage to the patient, talking about all the treatment options and the patient’s preferences, delivering quality and compassionate care and helping patients to manage the symptoms and side effects of their disease and treatment. Different specialists often work together to develop an overall treatment plan for the patient’s different treatment types in a multi-disciplinary system.

Here are the different cancer specialists who will take care of your type of cancer: 

  • Medical oncologists – They’re specialists who oversee the general care of the patients and will also coordinate treatments with the other specialists. They are also in charge of immunotherapy, hormone therapy, and chemotherapy and will take care of the patient’s regular check-ups.
  • Radiation oncologists – A radiation oncologist treats cancer using radiation therapy.
  • Surgical oncologist – This is a surgeon with special training in cancer treatment. They can diagnose cancer through a biopsy and treat it by removing tumors or any other cancerous tissue.

During your treatment, you may also have to see other doctors for special care depending on your case. For instance, if you have blood, lymph node, and bone marrow disorders, you will see a hematologist. Your surgery may sometimes be done by a surgeon and not a surgical oncologist, or you may require a plastic surgeon for your reconstructive surgery after treatment. A psychiatrist or psycho-oncologist will help with psychological challenges you may have coping with cancer.

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