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Summary of Oncology

Oncology could be a branch of drugs that deals with the study, treatment, diagnosis and prevention of cancer. A medical professional who practices oncology is an oncologist. The name's etymological origin is that the Greek word ὄγκος (ónkos), meaning "tumor", "volume" or "mass".

Oncology is Concerned with :-
  1. The diagnosis of any cancer in a very person (pathology)
  2. Therapy (e.g. surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and other modalities)
  3. Follow-up of cancer patients after successful treatment
  4. Palliative care of patients with terminal malignancies
  5. Ethical questions surrounding cancer care
  6. Screening efforts of populations, or of the relatives of patients (in forms of cancer that are thought to possess a hereditary basis, like breast cancer)