Sunday, February 13, 2011

Types of Oncologists

Oncologists may be divided on the basis of the type of treatment provided.

    * Radiation oncology: treatment primarily with radiation, a process called radiotherapy.
    * Surgical oncology: surgeons who specialize in tumor removal.
    * Medical oncology: treatment primarily with drugs, e.g. chemotherapy
    * Interventional oncology: interventional radiologists who specialize in minimally invasive image guided tumor therapies.
    * Gynecologic oncology: focuses on cancers of the female reproductive system.
    * Pediatric oncology: concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of cancer in children

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