- pediatric oncology;
- gynecological oncology;
- medical oncology;
- radiation oncology; and
- surgical oncology.
Oncologists are called upon by patients to perform various aspects of cancer care, including locating cancer within the body and forming a plan of care to shrink or remove the cancer, if possible. Diagnosis and treatment modalities available to oncologists include patient history, physical examination, biopsy, diagnostic studies, chemotherapy, radiation, radio-ablation and surgery. Where an oncologist fails to order the appropriate test (such as a CT or PET scan) or fails to properly interpret a study ordered (such as CEA values), or otherwise fails to diagnose or treat cancer appropriately, he or she may be liable for medical malpractice.
The most common oncology errors include:
- chemotherapy drug errors;
- failure to diagnose cancer;
- misdiagnosis of cancer;
- failure to perform comprehensive cancer surgery; and
- failure to obtain clean margins.
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