Specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of cancer and other benign and malignant tumors. These specialists administer chemotherapy and consult with surgeons and radiotherapists on other treatments for cancer. Oncology is a subspecialty of internal medicine.
The diagnosis and treatment of tumors and cancer. Cancer patients may be referred to a medical oncologist, a surgical oncologist, or a radiation oncologist for treatment and management of their disease.
Oncology is the branch of medicine that studies tumors (cancer) and seeks to understand their development, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. A physician who practices oncology is an oncologist. The term originates from the Greek onkos (Î¿Î³ÎºÎ¿Ï‚), meaning bulk, mass, or tumor and the suffix -ology, meaning "study of."