The radiation oncologist uses radiation to treat cancer, while the surgical oncologist performs surgery to diagnose or treat cancer.
If none is found, treatment is discontinued, but patients are advised to see their oncologist and orthopedic surgeon every two or three months for the following year.
We will soon go back to the oncologist to determine they best time to start systemic chemo.
Before embarking on a course of treatment using alternative remedies for cancer, make sure you find a good herbalist or naturopath you can work with, and include your oncologist in the conversation.
The oncologist is a physician who specializes in cancer care and usually coordinates the treatment plan, directing chemotherapy, hormone therapy, and any treatment that does not involve radiation or surgery.