Frequently Asked Questions
- How does OncoLogic Advisors help with treatment decisions?
Some cancer centers provide patient and treatment services that promote their own network. Our group of oncologists provide information and opinions based on each patient’s unique case. We utilize the latest research and expertly communicate by teleconference, allowing time for comprehension and questions. We review the pathology, diagnostic tests, and medical history. Our report will detail a thorough review of the treatment options with a statistical analysis of each treatment, including cure rates and possible side effects. This information will be provided prior to the teleconference. Furthermore, the benefits of any additional diagnostic tests, including additional pathologic markers, will be included. Where to receive treatment will be part of the discussion.
- How do patients send information and diagnostic materials to Oncologic Advisors?
After receiving a free consultation with one of our expert doctors, you will provide requested materials. Items will be submitted via our secure and encrypted email.
- How can I feel secure about sending my confidential information over the internet?
We utilize high-security encryption to ensure your medical information is secure. We understand the importance of maintaining your private information safely. Our system ensures that the patient’s information remains secure.
- Do the OncoLogic advisors refer patients to their own practice?
No, we are committed to remaining objective throughout the process to ensure that you receive optimal advice.
- How can I ensure that the cancer specialist to whom I was referred to is Board-Certified? Is Board Certification important?
Doctors that train in oncology or surgery demonstrate a level of expertise by achieving Board Certification. It can be difficult to determine who is board-certified. We will do the research for you. In addition, we find experts (sub-specialists) for your specific cancer.
- What are the fees for your services?
Fees vary with each case.
- Is time a factor?
When diagnosed with cancer, time is valuable when it comes to making decisions regarding next steps. Cancer work-up and treatment involves many time-consuming challenges, such as undergoing various tests and visiting multiple doctors. In addition, the research and travel-time involved in getting second opinions at academic or other treatment centers can take up additional precious time. Our oncologists understand that time is of the essence; we work efficiently and effectively vetting all the options so that patients can be certain that they are using their valuable time seeing the right doctors specifically chosen for them.
- Is surgery my only option for treating skin cancer?
Surgery is not the only treatment option for skin cancer. We are experts in providing guidance for the non-surgical treatment of skin cancer. We can suggest less invasive options resulting in minimal to no scarring.
- What role do clinical trials play in cancer treatment?
There have been revolutionary developments in the treatment of cancer through targeted therapy and gene therapy. We have access to these latest developments and will research and provide the best treatment option throughout the country and Europe.
- Why is a service, like OncoLogic Advisors, important in the current healthcare system?
Insurance costs are rising quickly, while reimbursements to doctors and hospitals are decreasing. The reality of these and other challenges in the healthcare system places cancer patients at a disadvantage. It is crucial that patients are involved in the decision-making process of their own healthcare now more than ever. Do you want an expert at your side, every step of the way, throughout your treatment? Our services provide the latest science-based guidance from oncologists, allowing patients to navigate their care and treatment with confidence and efficiency.