• When should you get a radiation oncologist opinion?

    Asked by HotRodTodd on Thursday, April 11, 2013

    When should you get a radiation oncologist opinion?

    4 Answers from the Community

    4 answers
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      I would speak with your surgeon and/or medical oncologist. My Breast surgeon suggested and arranged a consult for me about 4 weeks after my lumpectomy.

      over 4 years ago
    • CAS1's Avatar

      Right up front. The new ideas for cancer consultation are suggesting that oncologist, pathologist, surgeon, and radilologists all together meet with new paitents to discuss the treatment plan.

      over 4 years ago
    • Peroll's Avatar

      CAS1 is correct right up front is the time to do it. You should also ask if your case has been presented to a tumor board. A lot of cancer senters and hospitals have tumor boards where Dr from all of the cancer specalities get together and review cases on a regular basis. This allows for your case to be looked at by alot if different specalities that can offer opinions and possible treatment options. If your case has been to a tumor board you should be briefed on what was said. If it has not you should ask if your climic or hospital has one and if your case can be presented. If a specalist has offered a different treatment option you should meet with them and get them to tell you why they think you are a candidate for that treatment. the more people you have on your team the better. There is no penalty in cancer for too many people on the field. Good Luck

      over 4 years ago
    • JennyMiller's Avatar

      My Surgeon and Oncologist are at the same Hospital and consult on treatment.
      My Oncologist recommended a Radiation Oncologist in my hometown with whom she works so that I would not have to travel each day. This treatment plan was set at the very beginning so that I knew what to expect, etc.

      over 4 years ago

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