This section provides information on the following topics:
Learn how oncologists work as part of a health care team, which often includes other specialists, oncology nurses, and additional health care professionals.
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.
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.
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.
Links to NCI-designated cancer centers and cooperative groups.
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.