Share your tips with fellow community members looking for an oncologist! If you haven’t found a good one, what challenges have you faced?
You want one who .You can trust to tell you upfront any and all information due to your disease. I wanted one with a great patient side manner. I wanted one who was gaining new knowledge every year.
I didn't want doom and gloom all the time..He listens to me ..recommends me..and also takes the time to discuss any and all my concerns..
I was blessed ..I got my oncologist that was and is perfect for me....
Lisa Moran Moderator
Do your research. Find an oncologist that specializes in lung cancer. I fired the first oncologist, assigned to me by my local cancer center, just for that reason. You want someone familiar with your disease and the treatments you are on.
Yolanda Brunson-Sarrabo Moderator
? Moran You both make excellent points! More than anything having an oncologist that respects you as a patient is golden. As this disease has that stigma attached, I'm sure many can agree to have a doctor that speaks down to you as a former smoker, or nonsmoker may not go over well. I must say you know in your gut whether the doctor is for you or not., and that gut feeling has worked out well for many.