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What Kind of Doctor Do I Need?

Since doctors can specialize in a number of different areas, here is a quick list to help you navigate specialties when searching for doctors.

In addition to being board-certified, many of our doctors are sub-specialists. Sub-specialists have at least one year, and in some cases many years, of additional fellowship training to increase their expertise in a specific field.

Types of Cancer Specialists

Cancer is primarily treated in three ways: with medicine, with radiation and with surgery. Your team of cancer physicians may include:

  • Medical oncologist
  • Radiation oncologist
  • Surgical oncologists
  • Other specialists

You can also consult the key below for a description of specialties.

If you're looking for expert help for a health concern, look to Sentara for assistance. At Sentara, you'll find doctors who have advanced training and extensive experience in every healthcare discipline.

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