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- Oncology is the branch of medicine that deals with tumors, including study of their development, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.
- Cancer is a collection of related diseases in which some of the body’s cells begin to divide without stopping and spread into surrounding tissues.
- Common Types of Cancer include cancer of the Lung, prostate, and breast cancer are a few of the most common cancers in the United States.
- Physicians that practice oncology are called oncologists who can either be medical oncologists that do chemotherapy or surgical oncologists that do surgeries.
- Physicians that focus on using radiation as a cancer therapy are called radiation oncologists.
- A medical oncologists (specialist in oncology) are physicians who has special training in diagnosing and treating cancer in adults using chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, biological therapy, and targeted therapy.
- A medical oncologist often is the main health care provider for someone who has cancer.
- A medical oncologist also gives supportive care and may coordinate treatment given by other specialists.
- Medical oncologists may perform procedures and treatments such as chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and targeted therapy, such as radiation therapy
- They may also perform bone marrow transplant, hormone therapy, and cryoablation
- Surgical oncologists are surgeons that specialize in doing surgeries on patients dealing with cancer
- A free online resource for Chemotherapy regimens is Oncowiki.
- Encyclopedia of oncology
- Cancer drugs
- cancer terms
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