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Oncology > Summary

Oncology is a branch of medicine that deals with cancer. Oncology is concerned with:

  • The diagnosis of any cancer in a person
  • Therapy (e.g. surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and other modalities)
  • Follow-up of cancer patients after successful treatment
  • Palliative care of patients with terminal malignancies
  • Ethical questions surrounding cancer care
  • Screening efforts of populations, or of the relatives of patients (in types of cancer that are thought to have a hereditary basis, such as breast cancer)

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