What type of doctor treats extramammary Paget's disease (EMPD)?
Extramammary Paget's disease (EMPD) is a rare malignancy that left untreated can be lethal. While half the time a primary care physician makes the initial EMPD diagnosis, it's not unusual for EMPD patients to undergo lengthy ineffective treatments before a correct EMPD diagnosis is made. To speed EMPD diagnosis, those with EMPD symptoms often visit a medical specialist that is typically more familiar with EMPD.
In the United States a dermatologist treats skin diseases as well as other cosmetic, skin and scalp issues. Due to their training with skin, dermatologists often realize that extramammary Paget’s disease (EMPD) is different than other skin maladies.
A gynecologist is a doctor trained in the treatment of women's diseases, especially disorders affecting the female reproductive system. Due to the most common locations of extramammary Paget’s disease (EMPD) in women, a gynecologist is often involved with EMPD diagnosis.
An oncologist is a doctor who treats cancer. A medical oncologist treats cancer using chemotherapy or other medications, such as targeted therapy. A gynecologic oncologist is sometimes involved with treating women who have extramammary Paget’s disease (EMPD).
A pathologist is a doctor who identifies diseases and conditions by studying abnormal cells and tissues microscopically. Pathologist are on the front lines of diagnosing extramammary Paget’s disease (EMPD). A dermatopathologist is a doctor that has training in both dermatology and pathology.
Radiologists are doctors who specialize in diagnosing and treating diseases using a wide range of medical imaging procedures including: x-rays, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear medicine, positron emission tomography (PET), fusion imaging, in vivo reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) and ultrasound. Radiologists can be key in extramammary Paget’s disease (EMPD) care and follow-up.
A surgeon is a physician who performs surgical operations. Surgeons who treat extramammary Paget’s disease (EMPD) inlcude: Mohs micrographic surgeons, colorectal surgeons, plastic surgeons and reconstructive urologist surgeons.
Urologists diagnose and treat diseases of the urinary tract in both men and women. They also diagnose and treat anything involving the reproductive tract in men. Urologists, reconstructive urologist surgeons and genitourinary surgeons are often key doctors involved with treating extramammary Paget’s disease (EMPD) in men.
The doctors listed on this website are reported to have treated EMPD or associated aliments. Since EMPD diagnosis and care can vary widely between region and country, the type of doctor that you may want to see could also vary. In some cases EMPD patients see several physicians from different specialties.
Not all doctors treat both men and women with EMPD.
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