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Oncology-An Internal Medicine Specialty The medicinal cures for various diseases had been discovered a very long time ago, maybe centuries or millenniums. But was there a cure for cancer? In early days, many people died due to cancer since its cure was unknown. As the time passed and medical field further advanced, the study of cancer (oncology) gave birth to oncologists. In today’s article, we are writing about oncology. We are sure it is worth a read. Oncology is made of two Greek words, ‘onco’ meaning ‘tumor’ and ‘logy’ meaning ‘study’. Thus, the study of tumors or cancer is known as oncology. It is a subspecialty of internal medicine that involves the management and investigation of malignant neoplasms. The medical oncology fellowship training program requires additional two years of accredited training beyond completion of a basic internal medicine residency. The oncology has three main divisions in which you can continue your study- medical oncology (focuses on treatment of cancer with chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and hormonal therapy), surgical oncology (focuses on treatment of cancer with surgery), and radiation oncology (focuses on treatment of cancer with radiation). You can also specialize in the sub-specialties of oncology like neuro-oncology, geriatric oncology, thoracic oncology, molecular oncology, and many more. The American Board of Internal Medicine provides certification only after the completion of fellowship training. Hope this article was useful!

Oncology-An Internal Medicine Specialty - Shahzeb Ahmed NJ  

The medicinal cures for various diseases had been discovered a very long time ago, maybe centuries or millenniums. But was there a cure for...

Oncology-An Internal Medicine Specialty - Shahzeb Ahmed NJ  

The medicinal cures for various diseases had been discovered a very long time ago, maybe centuries or millenniums. But was there a cure for...

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