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Radiation Oncology: What Does An Oncologist Do?

No one is ever really prepared to hear the words “you have cancer”. But, thanks to the advancements in technology, cancer patients have more treatment options available than ever. A highly effective solution commonly used is radiation oncology. One of the specialists that is there to help each cancer patient along the way is a radiation oncologist. Read on to learn more about what radiation oncology is and what an oncologist does throughout the radiation therapy process. 

What is radiation oncology?

Radiation oncology, or radiation therapy, is a medical specialty […]

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More Patients Are Surviving Cancer

Thankfully, cancer is not the fatal diagnosis it once was. The United States currently has 13.7 million cancer survivors, a number which is expected to increase 31% (18 million survivors) by 2022. Apparently, a lot of the survivors are of the older generation. The American Association for Cancer Research report states, “By 2020, we expect that two-thirds of cancer survivors are going to be aged 65 and older.”

NY Magazine’s Top Doctors

Finding a doctor can be a very intimidating process. If you need a procedure that you’re friends don’t, you can go off of referrals. Maybe you’re in a new city and don’t know anyone. What makes two offices in the same building different? Where do you turn next? Google? Most websites only offer contact information. It’s very hard to find price transparency or quality scores.

Luckily, NY Magazine and Castle Connolly have compiled a list of “The Top 1,198 Physicians.” Simply logging on to http://nymag.com/bestdoctors/ offers a list of different specialties and even more specific types of doctors, bringing you […]