Sacred Heart's Cancer Care Specialists
These are the specialist you may encounter during your cancer care and treatment at Sacred Heart Hospital.
Medical Oncologist is a physician who specializes in diagnosing, staging, and treating cancer with chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, biologic therapy, and targeted therapy.
Radiation Oncologist is a physician who specializes in treating cancer with radiation.
Surgical Oncologist is a physician who performs biopsies and other surgical procedures for patients with cancer.
Pathologist is a physician who identifies and diagnoses diseases by studying cells and tissues under a microscope.
Social Worker is a licensed professional who is trained to talk with patients and their families about emotional and physical needs, and helps coordinate support services for patients while they receive services or upon their discharge from the hospital.
Oncology Registered Nurse and Oncology Certified Nurse are nurses who administer chemotherapy and any services required for the treatment of cancer.
Registered Radiation Therapist administers radiation treatments for the treatment of cancer.
Certified Medical Dosimetrist is a member of the radiation oncology team who designs and helps implement a radiation treatment plan to deliver the prescribed radiation dose.
Medical Radiation Physicist is a member of the radiation oncology team who oversees the work of the certified medical dosimetrist and helps ensure that treatments are properly tailored for each patient. A medical radiation physicist also develops and directs quality control programs for equipment and procedures.
Cancer Tumor Registrar is responsible for maintaining the cancer statistical database for submission to state and national databases.