You’ll likely have different types of healthcare providers on your healthcare team. These might include:
Surgical oncologist (oncologic surgeon). This is a healthcare provider who uses surgery to treat cancer.
Medical oncologist. This is a healthcare provider who treats cancer with medicines such as chemotherapy.
Radiation oncologist. This is a healthcare provider who treats cancer with radiation.
Endocrinologist. This is a healthcare provider who treats diseases of hormone-making glands, such as the pancreas.
Many other healthcare providers will be part of your team as well. They will answer any questions you may have. They’ll help you through each of the steps you’ll take before, during, and after treatment. Your team will let you know what tests you need and the results of those tests. They’ll guide you in making treatment decisions and help prepare you and your loved ones for what’s ahead.