After visiting your family doctor you will usually be referred to a surgeon specializing in your particular problem.
Sample questions to ask your doctors or health care team:
The Surgical Oncology Program works with local surgeons as well as other surgical leads across the province to continually improve the quality and accessibility of cancer surgery across Northeastern Ontario. The team oversees the development and implementation of the various strategies, led by Cancer Care Ontario.
The Team also hosts Multidisciplinary Cancer Conferences (MCC) for a number of disease sites (Thoracic, Head & Neck, Breast, Gastrointestinal, Genitourinary, Gynecology). The MCCs are regularly scheduled meetings where health care providers discuss the diagnosis and treatment of individual cancer patients. Participants are primarily representatives from medical oncology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology, pathology, diagnostic radiology and nursing. People involved at various levels of a patient's care also attend, such as dietitians, rehabilitation specialists and more.