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urologist or urologic oncologist?

laujean
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A friend has been dxd w/ renal cancer; the tumor seems to be contained in one kidney, which will need to be removed shortly. She was referred to a local urologist who can do the surgery, but it has not yet been scheduled. Apparently she would then be referred to an oncologist for follow-up. However, at other hospitals in this state, including dedicated cancer centers, there are urologic oncologists, which the local doc here is not (though he did a fellowship in it during med school). Can someone tell me which type of doc is preferable, with this diagnosis? Thanks.

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Dear laujean,

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