When you have a toothache, you see a dentist. When you have an eye problem, you see an ophthalmologist. So why would you treat cancer with anyone other than an oncologist?
Oncologists are cancer doctors. They are trained to diagnose, treat and manage cancer. They work with a team of other medical specialists to provide the best possible care for their patients.
Unfortunately, there are many instances where patients are being treated for cancer by doctors who are not oncologists or by quacks who claim to be able to cure cancer through natural means.
This is not right. Cancer is a serious disease that requires specialised care. Only an oncologist can provide the best possible treatment for cancer patients.
If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with cancer, please see an oncologist. Don't be afraid to ask questions or get a second opinion.