What Should You Look for in an Oncologist? [Infographic]

A cancer diagnosis means making many life-altering decisions, often in a matter of days. These include important choices about what kind of treatment you want and who you want to provide it.

An oncologist, a doctor who specializes in cancer, manages your care and treatment from beginning to end. That means everything from explaining your diagnosis and suggesting courses of treatment to delivering your care and helping you cope with treatment side effects.

Choosing the right oncologist for you can be overwhelming. Here are some things to consider when looking for yours:

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