Oncology is a comprehensive area that involves a wide range of cancer diagnosis and treatment options. In medical oncology, chemotherapy drugs are routinely utilised, whereas radiation oncology uses various types of radiation therapy. Hematology-oncology is used to treat blood cancers. Other medical disciplines, such as dermatology and interventional pulmonology, could be involved.
Surgical oncology is a medical specialty that focuses on the use of surgery to treat cancer. Its main goal is to find and remove malignant tumours in your body. Surgical oncologists can also tell if you have cancer and if it’s spread to other places of your body.