Definitions for oncologyɒŋˈkɒl ə dʒi
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
on•col•o•gyɒŋˈkɒl ə dʒi(n.)
the branch of medical science dealing with tumors, including the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
Origin of oncology:
the branch of medicine concerned with the study and treatment of tumors
The branch of medicine concerned with tumors, including study of their development, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.
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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