South Boston Oncologists
- 1 Board certified
- 1 Award winners
- 6 Reviews
- Average rating is 4 stars
- Average wait time is 30 minutes
Top Oncologists in South Boston, VA
2232 Wilborn Ave
South Boston, VA 24592
- Hematology & Oncology
- 27 years experience
- Patients' Choice Award
- Completed fellowship
- 3 star hospital
An oncology specialist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of different cancers. This physician has extensive knowledge of the different signs and symptoms of cancer, as well as the various methods of treatment.
Oncology specialists diagnose cancer through methods such as biopsy, endoscopy, X-ray, blood tests, ultrasound, and different forms of nuclear medicine.
Oncology doctors treat cancer through surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, hormone therapy, or antibody treatments.
If it is determined that a cancer cannot successfully be treated, oncology specialists then focus on providing palliative care - the use of pain medication to make a dying person more comfortable.
The area of South Boston, VA has a population of approximately 13,934 people. There are 2 oncologists near South Boston, which gives it a ratio of 1 oncologist per 6,967 residents or a ratio of 1 oncologist per 2,908 households. There are 5,815 households in South Boston.