Oncology (Medical)

About Oncology

Oncology is a branch of medicine that deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Treatment plans are dependent on detailed pathology reports and a battery of blood tests. Basic cancer treatment modalities include sur-gery, radiation and medical oncology. Medical Oncology is the non-surgical manage-ment of malignant disease using systemic ther-apies like chemotherapy, hormone therapy, targeted drugs and immunotherapy.