by Mindy Aguon
Guam - TakeCare patients will be able to receive cancer treatment on the island now as the company has retained a visiting medical oncologist consultant. TakeCare recently announced that it would no longer authorize referrals to Dr. Sam Friedman, the island's only licensed oncologist, claiming he was not able to practice TakeCare's standards and procedures for patient care.
According to the company, Dr. Steven Tucker will be available for consultations on December 15-16 and then return for follow-up consultations in January of next year.
Tucker is a consultant at the Pacific Cancer Centre in Singapore.