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What is the function of Oncologists?

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Asked by Flying Saucer, 09 Jan '13 09:07 pm
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Oncology is a branch of medicine that deals with cancer. A medical professional who practices oncology is an oncologist.
Answered by LIPSIKA, 09 Jan '13 09:21 pm

 
  
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Doctors who are specialist in diagnosing and treating persons from the dreaded disease of CANCER.
Answered by Francisco, 09 Jan '13 09:13 pm

 
  
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Cancer Specialists.
Answered by amitava duttamajumdar, 09 Jan '13 10:14 pm

 
  
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Oncologists are physicians who treat cancerous tumors through careful study and diagnosis. They are highly specialized doctors who have spent numerous years training to treat every type of cancer. In addition to four years of college and four years of medical school, an oncologist is required to train as a specialist or sub specialist for an additional four to six years. After this training is complete, they undergo a written and oral set of examinations. Even then, some types of oncology require additional years of training.

Any oncologist must learn to treat several types of cancer, but they have an additional choice to specialize in one specific type. For example, they can specialize in gynecological oncology, focusing on female reproductive cancer; medical oncology, treating cancer with chemotherapy; surgical oncology, which requires five additional years of surgical residency; or haematological oncology, which focuses on blood.
Answered by jakir hussain, 09 Jan '13 09:19 pm

 
  
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TREATMENT OF CANCER AS The treatment for cancer is usually designed by a team of doctors or by the patient's oncologist and is based on the type of cancer and the stage of the cancer. Most treatments are designed specifically for each individual. In some people, diagnosis and treatment may occur at the same time if the cancer is entirely surgically removed when the surgeon removes the tissue for biopsy.

Although patients may obtain a unique treatment protocol for their cancer, most treatments have one or more of the following components: surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or combination treatments (a combination of two or all three treatments).

Individuals obtain variations of these treatments for cancer. Patients with cancers that cannot be cured (completely removed) by surgery usually will get combination therapy, the composition determined by the cancer type and stage.

Palliative therapy (medical care or treatment used to reduce disease symptoms but unable to cure th ...more
Answered by Ataur Rahman, 06 Feb '13 06:36 pm

 
  
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Oncology is a branch of medicine that deals with cancer. A medical professional who practices oncology is an oncologist.
Answered by Quest, 29 Jan '13 09:47 pm

 
  
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A medical oncologist is a doctor who coordinates and oversees your medical care. They specialize in use of medications, such as chemotherapy, hormones and analgesics (medications to reduce pain) in the management of cancer. The role of the medical oncologist is more than just prescribing medications to treat cancer. They care for the patient from the moment of diagnosis throughout the course of the disease and survivorship by:

Educating the patient about their form of cancer and the stages of its development
Discussing treatment options and making recommendations to the patient
Monitoring the care and treatment of the patient throughout the course of the disease
Working with the patient to improve the quality of life through healing therapy and in the management of pain and symptoms
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Answered by anil garg, 11 Jan '13 12:24 am

 
  
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Oncology is a branch of medicine that deals with cancer
Answered by sundaram, 10 Jan '13 12:25 am

 
  
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Cancer specialist
Answered by sigma, 09 Jan '13 09:19 pm

 
  
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An oncologist must be skilled at recognizing and understanding the treatment options for every type of cancer. They must be up to date on all medical research, since keeping up with advancements in medical science helps them to more easily diagnose and treat their patients. In addition, the nature of their job means they must have a good bedside-manners, since often they will need to comfort patients whose chances are slim...!
Answered by Dil Se, 09 Jan '13 09:10 pm

 
  
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