What to Look For In a Cancer Surgeon
by S. Terry Kraus, M.D.
An editorial, by Dr. Markman, printed in Clinical Oncology, discussed “Complex Cancer Surgery: A Complex Conversation” in 2016. A cancer patient should be aware, if possible, of the quality indications/experience of surgeon and the anesthesia staff, operating room staff and intensive care unit support area. Also, all side effects and complications should be carefully explained to the cancer patient. Psychological and social factors should also be explored, as well. This would mean that an active social service and psychologist be part of the treatment team.
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