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How To Choose An Oncologist


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There are five steps to choosing an oncologist:

Step 1: Choose the type of oncologist you need.
Step 2: Set criteria that work for you.
Step 3: Search for doctors that most closely fit your criteria. If you are going to have more than one oncologist (such as a medical oncologist and a radiation oncologist), they do not have to be members of the same practice or even associated with each other.
Step 4. Speak with the doctor's office to gain practical information.
Step 5: Meet with the doctor.

If you are choosing a surgical or radiation oncologist, instead of reading the other sections of this document, click on the appropriate link:

NOTE: Before agreeing to a treatment, ask all questions of concern to you. For a list of suggested questions, see:

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