Oncology is generally defined as the
medical specialty concerned with the study and practice of treating tumours.
definitions of this are more precise - specifying the study and treatment
Regardless of the exact definition used, oncology is
important discipline in the field of cancer care, and is often sub-divided
medical onocology, surgical onocolgy, and radiation onocolgy.
The term is onocology comes from the from the Greek
"onkos" which means "bulk or mass", together with the suffix
-ology (meaning "study of").
* _ A medical specialist
in the field of oncology is called a oncologist.
* _ The adjective used
to refer to oncology is
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