What is oncology?
Oncology is a branch of medicine that focuses on the research, diagnosis, and treatment of different types of cancer in patients.
A medical doctor practicing oncology is known as an oncologist. Having specially trained to manage oncology, they are committed to providing the latest evidence-based treatment and care throughout the course of the disease.
Types of oncology
Oncology includes 4 distinctive areas based on different kinds of treatments and scope of practice; they are:
- Clinical Oncology
- Medical oncology
- Surgical oncology
- Radiation oncology