What is a surgical oncologist?

When caring for cancer patients, difficult questions often arise with respect to the integration of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. In addition to choosing the necessary treatments, the coordination of the different forms of therapy is crucial. An in-depth understanding of how different tumors behave is also important for deciding who should and should not receive surgical treatment, along with other forms of therapy. Surgical oncologists are specifically trained to integrate surgical therapy into a comprehensive treatment plan.

How is treatment at a cancer center different?

Convenience – We coordinate your appointments and tests for you. In addition, we are often able to have you see multiple specialists during the same visit to save your valuable time and minimize stress.

Coordinated multidisciplinary care – When you see one of our cancer care experts, you see us all. Your case will be discussed in a conference attended by our surgical oncologists, medical oncologists,radiation oncologists, gastroenterologists, pathologists, and interventional radiologists. Complex cases are best managed by a team of experts.

Do I need a special test like a CT scan, MRI, or PET scan?

Modern imaging technology is incredibly powerful, allowing your cancer care team members to detect tumors when they are small in size and in locations impossible to examine with a physical examination. While CT scans, MRIs and PET scans are often helpful, they can result in findings unrelated to your cancer which may lead to additional tests or procedures. The unique circumstances of your case will be carefully considered when your cancer care team determines the need for a CT scan, MRI, or PET scan.

What is an otolaryngologist?

An otolaryngologist is a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of ear, nose and throat diseases as well as related structures of the head and neck. Otolaryngologists are also referred to as ENT doctors or physicians.

What is the treatment for an ear infection?

The majority of ear infections will run their course in about a week. Pain can be managed with over-the-counter medications, eardrops, and warm compresses. If a bacterial infection is the cause, antibiotics are prescribed. Children who experience chronic ear infections may benefit from ear tubes.

What are the signs of hearing loss?

Symptoms of hearing loss include difficulty understanding what others are saying, asking people to repeat themselves, struggling to hear in crowded places with distracting background noise, perceiving that others are mumbling or not speaking clearly, listening to the television or radio at a higher volume than others and experiencing a ringing or buzzing in the ears. You may find yourself withdrawing from social situations in order to avoid conversation and also might experience depression.


Absolutely. If your dentist has concerns about something in your mouth, an ENT is the best provider to evaluate this further. This could just be an examination, but could also involve a biopsy (taking a small sample) or other tests such as imaging. ENT physicians are also specialists who diagnose and treat growths (tumors) and other lesions of the mouth and throat.

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