Dr. Peter Vavassis, MD, FRCPC, Radiation-Oncologist, goes through what prostate cancer is.

What is Local Oncologist

If you have cancer such as breast cancer, prostate cancer, cervical cancer or lung cancer, you will work with a local oncologist in addition to your local family physician. Local oncologists are medical doctors who are specially educated and trained in oncology, which involves diagnosing and treating cancer. The type of local oncologist you will see depends on the type of cancer you or your family member has. For example, a child with cancer will be referred to see a pediatric oncologist by their local family physician. If you have bone cancer, you may see an orthopedic oncologist for treatment or a local orthopedic surgeon for orthopedic surgery. If you have ovarian cancer, you may see a gynecologic oncologist. Depending on the type of cancer you have, you may undergo surgery to remove a tumour, radiation therapy or chemotherapy. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to destroy cancer cells, while chemotherapy uses chemicals to destroy them. Your local family physician can be a good resource on the lifestyle changes you can make to prevent certain types of cancer, including quitting smoking, eliminating or reducing alcohol consumption and reducing saturated fats and sodium.

Dr. Tom Song

Dr. Tom Song

Oncologist
Welland, ON
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Dr. Hagop Mazmanian

Oncologist
Welland, ON
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Dr. Ian Brown

Oncologist
Niagara Falls, ON
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Dr. Kundavaram Reddy

Oncologist
Niagara Falls, ON
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Dr. Kamal Mattar

Oncologist
Niagara Falls, ON
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Dr. Dianne Heritz

Oncologist
St Catharines, ON
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Dr. James Lee

Oncologist
St Catharines, ON
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Dr. Ronald Casselman

Oncologist
St Catharines, ON
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Dr. Jonathan Chan

Oncologist
Scarborough, ON
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Dr. Jehonathan Pinthus

Oncologist
Hamilton, ON
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Dr. Ian Davis

Oncologist
Ancaster, ON
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Dr. Timothy Davies

Oncologist
Hamilton, ON
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Dr. William Orovan

Oncologist
Hamilton, ON
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Dr. Aryeh Winter

Oncologist
Hamilton, ON
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Dr. Luis Braga

Oncologist
Hamilton, ON
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Dr. Edward Matsumoto

Oncologist
Hamilton, ON
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Dr. Kevin Piercey

Oncologist
Hamilton, ON
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Dr. Abdulaziz Alamri

Oncologist
Hamilton, ON
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Dr. John Whelan

Oncologist
Hamilton, ON
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Dr. Anil Kapoor

Oncologist
Hamilton, ON
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