What Do Those Initials Mean?
Healthcare professionals may be certified to provide care in special areas, and they use abbreviations to show those credentials. If you are wondering what a medical abbreviation means, you can look it up online at globalrph.com Here are some examples.
- AOCN-Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse
- BSN-Bachelor of Science in Nursing
- CMT-Certified Massage Therapist
- FACP-Fellow of the American College of Physicians
- FACS-Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
- LCSW-Licensed Clinical Social Worker
How can I make a decision about my treatment?
Talking often with your doctor or healthcare provider is important in making informed decisions about your healthcare. These websites have resources that may also help:
(S) = Servicios disponsibles en español. Services available in Spanish
(S) Cancer.Net Guide to Breast Cancer
Oncologist-approved information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology on stages of care from prevention through post-treatment.
(S) National Cancer Institute
Learn about treatment options by stage.
(S) National Comprehensive Cancer Network
Patient-friendly, reliable resources developed by a nonprofit network of 21 leading cancer centers, with the American Cancer Society.