Find a specialist

As different types of cancer behave very differently, doctors usually specialise in particular types of cancer or areas of cancer treatment.

Here you can find out about the medical specialties and sub-specialties and advice on how to choose a specialist.

Our find a specialist directory can assist those affected by cancer (patients, their families and carers), as well as general practitioners and other specialists, to find a cancer specialist.


This information and links to other websites are provided to facilitate public access to specialists and sub-specialists. Cancer Council Tasmania undertakes reasonable efforts to ensure the links are correct, but is not responsible for the content of the websites to which we link. Lists are developed and maintained by the relevant medical college or society. Cancer Council Tasmania does not warrant the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of information provided by other organisations. Cancer Council Tasmania does not in any way endorse any individual in a list to which we link.

Choosing a Specialist

General practitioners (GPs) refer suspected and diagnosed cancer patients to oncology specialists, usually a surgical oncologist.

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Specialist Directory

Your GP or oncologist can recommend or refer you to other specialists or sub-specialists if you desire. You may also know a specialist yourself, or through the experience of a family member or friend.

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Medical Specialties & Sub-specilaties

Specialists with a primary medical interest in cancer are called oncologists. They are broadly trained in all aspects of oncology, specialising in one of three main disciplines.

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