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Shaun McKenzie

Surgical Oncologist

Dr. Shaun McKenzie is a top Surgical Oncologist in Lexington, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Shaun McKenzie is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Shaun McKenzie is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Shaun McKenzie is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Lexington, Kentucky, Dr. Shaun McKenzie is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
18 years Experience
Shaun McKenzie
  • Texas Tech University School of Medicine
  • Accepting new patients

How does radiation therapy work on cancer?

Radiation works by killing growing cancer cells. As opposed to chemotherapy, it can be aimed at specific areas of the body while sparing.

My husband has a cancerous tumor. Would all the cancer be gone once it's removed?

Yes, it is possible, although with testicular cancer, often chemotherapy is added in the event there are cancer cells in his system outside the testicle that can't be seen with READ MORE
Yes, it is possible, although with testicular cancer, often chemotherapy is added in the event there are cancer cells in his system outside the testicle that can't be seen with tests or imaging. Testicular cancer is very curable with current therapies even when it seems advanced, so stay positive.

Can cancer cells be removed surgically?

While surgery does not remove individual cells, tumors which are growths comprised of millions of cells are removed with surgery. We believe that many patients may have individual READ MORE
While surgery does not remove individual cells, tumors which are growths comprised of millions of cells are removed with surgery. We believe that many patients may have individual cells in their system after surgery and that is why patients are often given chemotherapy for a period of time after surgery. This is done to kill those cells we can't see or remove at surgery.

Surgical oncologist for a third opinion?

It is worthwhile to see either a surgical oncologist, breast surgeon, or general surgeon who sees a lot of breast cancer patients. Any of these three specialties should be able READ MORE
It is worthwhile to see either a surgical oncologist, breast surgeon, or general surgeon who sees a lot of breast cancer patients. Any of these three specialties should be able to guide you to the appropriate surgical management and any other diagnostic steps to aid in treatment.