Your urologist is a surgeon who specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases of the urinary tract. A typical urologist sees patients with a broad range of conditions, but at Roswell Park, our urologists specialize in diagnosing and treating cancer. The urologist performs your testicular cancer surgery and works closely with the medical and radiation oncologists and other team members to coordinate and optimize your treatment.
The medical oncologist is the physician who specializes in medical treatment approaches for cancer, such as chemotherapy or immunotherapy. This physician evaluates which drugs or combination of drugs are best for you, determines how to deliver them safely and manages any side effects.
A radiation oncologist is a physician who specializes in radiotherapy approaches to fight cancer.
A pathologist is the physician who analyzes your tissue samples from tumors, lymph nodes and other areas and performs laboratory tests to diagnose and determine the type of your bladder cancer.
Advanced Practice Providers
An advanced practice provider (APP) is a medical professional such as a physician assistant or nurse practitioner. APPs work in all areas of the hospital and play an important role in the development and implementation of your treatment plan. They perform examinations, order tests, interpret data and prescribe medication.