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What is Oncology ?

Oncology is generally defined as the medical specialty of the study and treatment of tumours. Some definitions are more precise - specifying the study and treatment of cancer in particular.

Oncology is an important discipline in the field of cancer care, and is often sub-divided into classifications of medical onocology, surgical onocolgy, and radiation onocolgy.

More about Oncology:

The term is onocology comes from the from the Greek "onkos" which means "bulk or mass", together with the suffix -ology (meaning "study of").

A medical specialist in the field of oncology is called a oncologist. The adjective used to refer to oncology is "oncological".


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