Oncology is a specialty of medicine that deals with cancer. Radiation oncology is a subspecialty that uses radiation therapy as the primary treatment.
Radiation oncologists work closely with other physicians such as surgical oncologists, other surgeons, internal medicine subspecialists and medical oncologists, as part of the multi-disciplinary cancer team.
Oncology is concerned with the diagnosis, therapy, and follow-up care of patients with cancer, and palliative care of patients with terminal malignancies. Oncologists also focus on the ethical questions of cancer care in in conducting population screenings for cancer.
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