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Oncology Surgery Defined

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Updated January 07, 2009

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Definition: Oncology is the specialty of treating cancer with surgery. There are many types of cancer surgeries, ranging from treatment of prostate cancer to breast cancer. There is some overlap in the practice of surgical oncology. For example, a brain surgeon may operate on brain tumors.
Also Known As: surgical oncology, oncology, oncologist
Examples:
When the patient was diagnosed with cancer, it was recommended he be treated by a surgical oncologist.
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