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This section offers assistance when you need to find a cancer doctor (called an oncologist). Cancer.Net is the patient information website of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), which is the world’s leading professional organization representing physicians of all oncology subspecialties who care for people with cancer. To find cancer doctors by location or by specialty, search the ASCO database:
Learn more about the QOPI Certification Program that recognizes excellence in cancer care among medical oncology and hematology/oncology practices.
Cancer doctors are constantly making strides in cancer research and patient care. Learn about some of the oncologists who are making a world of difference in cancer care.
Learn more about this award that recognizes doctors who provide extraordinary patient care.
In addition, Cancer.Net offers a variety of information on finding quality medical care. Read the articles below to learn more about cancer doctors, other members of the health care team, and cancer treatment facilities.
Find out about factors to consider when selecting an oncologist, the cancer specialist you and your family will be working with throughout your cancer care and treatment.
Learn more about the different types of clinical oncologists, who are doctors who specialize in the care and treatment of people with cancer. Your health care team may include more than one oncologist, based on the treatment plan or the diagnosis; this is called multi-disciplinary care.
Learn how oncologists work as part of a health care team, which often includes other specialists, oncology nurses, and additional health care professionals.
Review some first steps to take, including questions to ask your oncologist and how to manage and organize your care.
It may be valuable to seek the knowledge and advice of more than one doctor. Learn more about when and how to get a second medical opinion about your cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Once you've chosen an oncologist, learn more about selecting a center to receive your cancer care and treatment.
Review helpful tips if you need to search for a new oncologist because you’ve moved, had a change in health insurance, or because your doctor has moved or retired.