Definitions for oncologyɒŋˈkɒl ə dʒi

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

on•col•o•gyɒŋˈkɒl ə dʒi(n.)

  1. the branch of medical science dealing with tumors, including the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

    Category: Medicine

Origin of oncology:

1855

on•col′o•gist(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. oncology(noun)

    the branch of medicine concerned with the study and treatment of tumors

Wiktionary

  1. oncology(Noun)

    The branch of medicine concerned with tumors, including study of their development, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

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  1. Oncology

    Oncology is a branch of medicine that deals with cancer. A medical professional who practices oncology is an oncologist. Oncology is concerned with: ⁕The diagnosis of any cancer in a person ⁕Therapy ⁕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

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