You will likely have different types of doctors on your healthcare team. These might include:
Dermatologist. This is a
doctor who specializes in treating skin diseases. Some dermatologists specialize
in cancer treatment-related side effects such as hair, skin, and nail problems.
This is known as supportive oncodermatology. Ask your oncologist if you should be
referred to an oncodermatologist.
Infectious disease specialist. This is a doctor who treats infectious diseases such as AIDS.
Medical oncologist. This is a doctor who specializes in treating cancer with medicines such as chemotherapy.
Radiation oncologist. This is a doctor who specializes in treating cancer with radiation.
Many other healthcare professionals 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.