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What is a specialist for breast cancer?

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Specialists are doctors who have trained in a specific area of medicine. After finishing the training needed for their specialty, they must pass an exam given by the specialty board. Doctors who pass the national board exams become board-certified specialists. Doctors who have not completed the specialty board exam are "board-eligible" but are not yet specialists. Some specialists can subspecialize by completing more training in a particular area. They can sometimes become board-certified in the subspecialty, too.

SOURCE: Cancer Surgery of Mobile.  

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 30, 2017

SOURCE: Cancer Surgery of Mobile.  

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 30, 2017

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