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Medical oncology is a branch of medicine that focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer in adults.
The doctor that is trained in medical oncology is known as a medical oncologist. Some common conditions treated by a medical oncologist are lymphoma, cancerous tumors, blood cancer, liver and lung cancer, and colon cancer, to name a few.
Valuable tests that the medical oncologist may order include blood tests, biopsies, imagining testing (PET and CT scans), scopes, and tumor markers, to name a few. Some treatments provided, overseen, or recommended by the oncologist include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery, and immunotherapy to name a few. Medical oncologists tend to work at hospitals, cancer centers, and private practices.