An oncologist helps patients with a wide range of health issues related to cancer and cancer care. These problems include, but are not limited to: - Diagnosis and staging: Determining the specific type of cancer, its stage and the extent of the disease in the body. - Planning and treatment: Developing a personalized treatment plan that may include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, targeted therapy, immunotherapy or other cancer-specific therapies. - Managing side effects: Monitoring and managing treatment side effects such as nausea, fatigue, low blood cell counts and others. - Emotional and psychological support: Providing emotional and psychological support to help patients cope with the stress and anxiety associated with cancer diagnosis and treatment. - Palliative Care: Providing palliative care to relieve symptoms and improve quality of life during illness, including pain control and management of other symptoms. - Relapse prevention and monitoring: Providing advice on relapse prevention and long-term health monitoring after treatment and more.