All about Oncology


Wikipedia has the following to say about Oncology:

Oncology is a branch of medicine that deals with cancer. A medical professional who practices oncology is an oncologist.

Oncology is concerned with:

·                    The diagnosis of any cancer in a person

·                    Therapy (e.g., surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and other modalities)

·                    Follow-up of cancer patients after successful treatment

·                    Palliative care of patients with terminal malignancies

·                    Ethical questions surrounding cancer care

·                    Screening efforts:

o                               of populations, or

o                               of the relatives of patients (in types of cancer that are thought to have a hereditary basis, such as breast cancer)

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