Oncology is a branch of medicine that deals with tumors. A medical professional who practices oncology is an oncologist.
- Oncology is concerned with.
- The diagnosis of any cancer in a person (pathology)
- Therapy (e.g. surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and other modalities)
- Follow-up of cancer patients after successful treatment
- Palliative care of patients with terminal malignancies
- Ethical questions surrounding cancer care