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Medical Oncology is a sub-specialty of internal medicine -- specializing in cancer. A medical oncologist specializes in diagnosing and treating cancer using chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormonal therapy, biological therapy and supportive care.
The medical oncologist often serves as the main caregiver for a cancer patient from diagnosis throughout the entire course of the disease, coordinating the treatment provided by other care specialists and the nursing team.
Our medical oncologists provide customized and personalized treatment plans for each patient. These physicians and our nursing staff take patients through the entire cancer journey and offer additional resources such as patient services, financial counseling, dietary counseling and support groups.