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Texas Oncology–McAllen Welcomes Dr. Ghanem Daghestani

April 22, 2020

Ghanem Daghestani, M.D., medical oncologist, is now seeing patients at Texas Oncology–McAllen. He discusses the future of cancer treatments and oncology.

What inspired you to specialize in cancer care?
The science of oncology is fascinating as it intertwines basic science with clinical science and daily practice. Oncology research continues to grow at incredible rates and exceeds that of any other medical field.

What do you think the future of cancer treatment will look like?
Cancer treatment is rapidly evolving. As patient survival rates increase, some previously treated diseases have become more like chronic illnesses that are manageable. With the significant advances and research happening in the field of oncology, we will be seeing more and more specialization in specific areas of oncology.

Oncologists share a special relationship with their patients, which is why I continue to enjoy taking care of my patients and practicing in this field."

What is one thing you want your patients to know about you?
I want my patients to know that I always strive to help them reach their goals in their journey fighting cancer.

What advice would you give aspiring physicians?
Listen to your patients, show compassion, and be your patients’ advocate.

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