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Why would a breast cancer patient, for instance, have a gastroenterologist on her care team?

Experts at Cancer Treatment Centers of America say gastroenterologists may help medical oncologists diagnose and stage tumors or search for metastatic disease. They may help surgical oncologists locate tumors during surgery. And they may help patients with a myriad of treatment side effects – including vomiting, diarrhea, constipation and weight loss.

Read more about this important role and how it’s continuing to evolve.

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