Specialist Types

CyberKnife Physicians

CyberKnife physicians are the radiation oncologists who are certified to use the CyberKnife to treat tumors.

Head and Neck Surgeons

Head and neck surgeons are physicians who specialize in performing procedures and surgeries for diseases and conditions involving the entire head and neck region. Our Swedish head and neck surgeons are highly experienced in head and neck cancer surgeries and diagnosis.

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Medical Oncologists

Medical oncologists are physicians who specialize in treating cancer with a variety of cancer-fighting drugs and treatment protocols, including chemotherapy.

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A physiatrist, or physician specializing in rehabilitation medicine, helps restore optimal function and quality of life to people who as a result of illness or injury have reduced ability to participate in everyday activity. An onco-physiatrist is a rehabilitation physician sub-specializing in cancer rehabilitation.

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The psychiatrists are physicians who specialize in the assessment and care of emotional and thinking problems that may arise with cancer, medications, side effects, pain and other stresses. Their practice focuses on cancer-related problems, especially those caused by or interfering with your care.

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Radiation Oncologists

Radiation oncologists are physicians who specialize in the use of radiation therapy to treat cancer. In addition to a radiation oncologist, a radiation therapy team includes radiation-oncology nurses, who are specially trained in cancer and radiation treatment; dosimetrists, who specialize in planning exactly how the radiation will be directed at the area to be treated; radiation therapists, who will help prepare you for treatment and administer the radiation treatment; and radiation physicists, who make sure the process is done safely and accurately.

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