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Other than cancer treatment specialists, what other specialists may I need to see for cancer care?

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Depending on your case, you may also need to see other types of doctors for special cancer care. For instance, you may need to see a hematologist, who specializes in treating disorders of the blood, bone marrow, and lymph nodes. Sometimes, surgery might be done by a general surgeon instead of a surgical oncologist. You might need to see a plastic surgeon if you need reconstructive surgery after treatment. You might also wish to see a psychiatrist or a psycho-oncologist, a psychiatrist who specializes in the psychological challenges of coping with cancer.

From: Your Cancer Specialists WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Terri Ades, DNP, FNP-BC, AOCN, director of cancer information, American Cancer Society, Atlanta. Jan C. Buckner, MD, chair of medical oncology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. Harold J. Burstein, MD, staff oncologist, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Mass.  National Cancer Institute web site: "How to find a doctor or treatment facility if you have cancer."



Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on June 23, 2019

SOURCES: Terri Ades, DNP, FNP-BC, AOCN, director of cancer information, American Cancer Society, Atlanta. Jan C. Buckner, MD, chair of medical oncology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. Harold J. Burstein, MD, staff oncologist, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Mass.  National Cancer Institute web site: "How to find a doctor or treatment facility if you have cancer."



Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on June 23, 2019

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