Your First Surgical Onoclogy Visit

What to Expect

Your surgical oncology team will work closely with you to find surgical options best suited to your individual needs, so you can feel confident in your treatment decision.

During your first appointment, your surgical oncologist will:

  • Review your medical record including x-rays and test results from any tests or biopsies.
  • Discuss your health history.
  • Discuss the potential need for a biopsy to accurately diagnose the disease and determine its stage.
  • If surgery is a part of your treatment plan, your surgeon will explain the recommended treatment options, answer your questions and help you feel comfortable with any upcoming procedures.