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Oncologist

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An oncologist is a doctor who specializes in treating cancer. Some oncologists specialize in a particular type of cancer treatment. For example, a radiation oncologist specializes in treating cancer with radiation.

Source: MedlinePlus and National Cancer Institute

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Recommended Reading

American Cancer Society
This is the nation's largest organization focused on cancer, with extensive resources for the public.

National Cancer Institute
This website is part of the National Institutes of Health, focusing on cancer.

American Society of Clinical Oncology
Patient information, definitions and the latest research news.

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)
This is the website for professionals in radiation oncology.

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