I.V.Administration Set

Oncology is a branch of medicine that deals with tumours.

A medical professional who practices oncology is an oncologist.

Oncology is concerned with:

  • The diagnosis of any cancer in a person (pathology).
  • 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)