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any way to become a breast oncologist?

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Is there any way to become a breast oncologist, without a general surgery residency? Perhaps from IM?
 

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Is there any way to become a breast oncologist, without a general surgery residency? Perhaps from IM?

You can become a medical oncologist or a Radiation Oncologist who specializes in breast cancer. But, outside of academia, you will also be treating every other cancer type in addition to breast.

If you want to do breast surgery, you must go through Gen Surg and a breast (or surg onc) fellowship.
 
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