You want cancer experts to help you navigate your cancer diagnosis and treatment. Get to know some of the members of your ProMedica cancer team.
Medical oncologists are specially trained in chemotherapy treatment. Your medical oncologist will inform you about medications, their effectiveness, and their potential side effects. You’ll also discuss clinical trials with your medical oncologist.
ProMedica Certified Nurse Practitioners
Certified nurse practitioners are registered nurses with advanced education and clinical
training in cancer. They collaborate with medical oncologists to provide care throughout cancer treatment. Your nurse practitioner will prescribe and manage medications, order and interpret laboratory tests, and educate you and your family on various treatment options and support services.
ProMedica Surgical Oncologists
Surgical oncologists are specialized surgeons that focus the removal of cancerous tumors and body tissue. Before that happens, though, a surgeon reviews your test results and then decides whether an operation is a recommended cancer treatment.
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ProMedica Pediatric Medical Oncologists
Pediatric medical oncologists/hematologists are doctors who are specially trained to treat childhood and adolescent cancers, bleeding disorders, and other related diseases. Your pediatric oncologist/hematologist will inform you about medications, their expected effectiveness, and potential side effects. You’ll discuss clinical trials that are appropriate for your child.