Oncology

Oncology is a branch of science, that deals with the study of cancer. A doctor who treats cancer and provides medical care for a person diagnosed with canceris called an oncologist.
The three components which have improved survival in cancer are:

  1. Prevention - This is by reduction of risk factors like tobacco and alcohol consumption;
  2. Early diagnosis - Screening of common cancers and comprehensive diagnosis and staging; and
  3. Treatment - Treatment in a comprehensive cancer centre is quite important.

The field of oncology is divided into three major departments: medical, surgical, and radiation.

  • A medical oncologist treats cancer using chemotherapy or other medications, such as targeted therapy or immunotherapy.
  • A surgical oncologistis a medical professional who removes the tumour and nearby tissue during surgery. He or she also performs certain types of biopsies to help diagnose cancer.
  • A radiation oncologistis a medical professional who treats cancer using radiation therapy.

Other types of oncologists include:

  • A gynaecologic oncologist treats gynaecologic cancers, such as uterine, ovarian, and cervical cancers.
  • A paediatric oncologist treats cancer in children. There are some types of cancer that affects children and teenagers. This includes certain brain tumours, leukaemia, osteosarcoma, and Ewing’s sarcoma. Types of cancer more common in children sometimes also occur in adults. In these situations, an adult may decide to work with a paediatric oncologist.
  • A haematologist-oncologistdiagnose and treatscancers that affects the blood stream, such as leukaemia, lymphoma, and myeloma.

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