Oncology

Books about oncology:

The Basic Science of Oncology Physics for Clinical Oncology (Radiotherapy in Practice)
The Basic Science of Oncology Physics for Clinical Oncology (Radiotherapy in Practice)

Oncology is generally defined as the medical specialty concerned with the study and practice of treating tumours. However, some definitions of this are more precise - specifying the study and treatment of cancer.

Regardless of the exact definition used, oncology is an extremely important discipline in the field of cancer care, and is often sub-divided into classifications of:

  • medical onocology
  • surgical onocolgy, and
  • radiation onocolgy.

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


Associated Terms:

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


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