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is "oncology" the same as "radiation oncology"?

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by pete., May 15, 2002.

  1. pete.

    pete. Member
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    Jun 10, 2001
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    Can someone shed some light for me. (I can't seem to find the search function anymore - maybe someone can help me out with this first - is it gone?)

    Anyway... I'm looking for info on Oncology. In the few residency searches I've done, I can't seem to find any information on this medical specialty, unless it is one in the same as Radiation Oncology. Is this the case - do all "oncologists" actually go through a radiation oncology residency?

    Also - I'd love to find a resource/link on where I might actually find some description of medical specialties - haven't been able to find one of those either.

    Any information appreciated. Thanks for your time.
  2. Winged Scapula

    Winged Scapula Cougariffic!
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    Apr 9, 2000
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    Oncology is considered a Medical Specialty, generally completed after an IM residency - you'll find it listed under Fellowships as 'Heme-Onc". Radiation Oncology is a separate entity with its own residency.

    I'll move this to Rotations and Residencies for you...

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