Specialize in diagnosing and treating cancer.
Lead a cancer treatment team, composed of a number of different healthcare professionals who work together to provide comprehensive treatment for cancer patients.
Coordinate a course of treatment for cancer patients with the rest of their oncology team, which can include nurses, physician assistants, social workers, rehabilitation therapists, dietitians, radiologists, surgeons and pathologists.
Prescribe various types of treatment, such as chemotherapy, medications and hormones.
Making cancer diagnoses, keeping records of patients' test results and physical examinations, writing prescriptions, providing specific cancer information to patients, monitoring treatment plans and improving patients' quality of life.
Explain cancer development stages to patients, discuss treatment options and assist in pain management.