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Care Team at a Glance

PinnacleHealth has a strong commitment to the community and has assembled excellent physicians who work as a team to provide the highest level of cancer care. Members of a care team may include but are not limited to:
• Breast surgeons who specialize in operating on the breast
• Colorectal surgeons who specialize in diagnosing and treating diseases of the colon, rectum and anus
• Diagnostic and interventional radiologists who assist with diagnosis and treatment
• General surgeons who offer a wide array of surgical services for benign diseases and cancer
• Medical oncologists who are experts in chemotherapy and cancer-related therapy
• Neurosurgeons who use advanced technology to diagnose and treat brain and spine tumors
• Nurse navigators who guide patients through each phase of care
• Nutritionists who work to optimize health during treatment through diet and nutrition
• Radiation oncologists who provide sophisticated radiation therapy to treat the cancer throughout the body
• A radiation physicist who is trained to use sophisticated, computer-based radiation therapy planning systems along with the radiation oncologist to develop a treatment plan individualized to the patient’s needs
• Radiation therapists who are trained to deliver radiation using advanced technologies under the supervision of radiation oncologists
• Thoracic surgeons who are specially trained in operating on organs inside the chest such as the heart and lungs