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Oncologist/Oncology

Overview

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.

Oncology the branch of medicine that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. It includes medical oncology (the use of chemotherapy, hormone therapy, and other drugs to treat cancer), radiation oncology (the use of radiation therapy to treat cancer), and surgical oncology (the use of surgery and other procedures to treat cancer).

Source: MedlinePlus and National Cancer Institute

Note: This definition was prepared to help consumers find reliable health resources on the web. This site is not responsible for the information on other sites. The information here — and on all websites — is not intended to be a substitute for care given to you by a health professional.

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. The site has an extensive dictionary of terminology related to cancer.

Cancer.net
This site, from the American Society of Clinical Oncology, has patient information, information about different types of cancer, the latest research news, and more.

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

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