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The branch of medicine which is concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer is known as oncology. When the treatment of cancer involves the use of chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, immunotherapy, and targeted therapy, it is known as medical oncology.
Do I need to see a medical oncologist even after my cancer treatment?
Yes, you should see your medical oncologist even after the completion of your cancer treatment for follow-up care. The oncologist will help you to manage any side effects and help maintain good health.
How do medical oncologists treat cancer?
Medical oncologists use non-surgical methods to treat cancer. Some of these methods are hormone therapy, chemotherapy, biologic therapy, and targeted therapy.
What is the difference between a medical oncologist and surgical oncologist?
A medical oncologist uses non-surgical methods like chemotherapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapy, etc. to treat cancer. Surgical oncologists, on the other hand, perform biopsies to diagnose cancer and perform surgeries to remove the cancerous tissues and tumours.
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