If you are diagnosed with cancer, you will be referred to an oncologist for evaluation and treatment recommendations. There are a number of different types of oncologists, including:
- Medical Oncologist - who specializes in the use of chemotherapy in the treatment of cancer.
- Radiation Oncologist - who specializes in the treatment of cancer using radiation therapy.
- Surgical Oncologist - who specializes in the surgical removal of cancers.
All of these physicians work closely together and there are overlapping roles in the treatment of some cancers.