Behind the Scrubs: Meet Delia Guaqueta, MD, Hematology / Oncology

Behind the Scrubs: Meet Delia Guaqueta, MD, Hematology / Oncology

  • Posted Oct 10, 2017
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Sharecare.com spoke with Delia Guaqueta, MD an Oncologist at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida about why she chose to become an oncologist, how she stays healthy and more.

What made you decide to go into oncology?

I was curious about oncology because you don’t get much exposure to it in medical school. I decided to do an extra rotation to focus on oncology. Through the rotation I realized it was extremely exciting to learn about.

What do you love about your job?

I really love the doctor-patient relationship. You become a part of someone’s family. Although it can be emotionally draining sometimes, you do feel fulfilled, especially when you're able to get someone through treatment and see them with their family enjoying a healthy life.

What do you do to stay healthy?

Personally, I like to fundraise for the American Cancer Society. I try to do a half marathon every year so I spend most of my time training. I start hardcore training six months before. Most people there are running for a family member they lost, or a family member going through treatment. It can become quite emotional. When you cross the finish line you feel so fulfilled. To stay healthy, I also watch what I eat, keeping it as fresh as possible. 

Watch this video to learn more about Dr Guaqueta. 


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