A 41-year-old member asked:
Disclaimer

what is a medical onconologist vs. a clinical oncologist?

2 doctor answers
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience Medical Oncology
Same: "clinical" usually means a doctor who works in the clinical setting, ie seeing patients. A medical oncologist is a doctor who treats cancer patients with medications and chemotherapy. A "clinical" oncologist probably means the same thing, although it's not a term i've heard used very much.
Answered on Jun 19, 2017
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Clinical Oncologist: Is used in South Africa and israel, where it is common for people to be trained and use both chemotherapy and raditherapy. It is also used in great brittain where medical oncology is not a "recognized" specialty, but there are many leaders who we would call medical oncologsts if they were here. It's an exotic term here; we do not use it.
Answered on Feb 19, 2015

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Green
27 years experience Medical Oncology
Very similar: Hematology refers to blood disorders, both benign and malignant. Oncology refers to malignant diseases, some of which are blood related malignant dise ... Read More
6
6 thanks
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Multi-disciplinary: It is critical to find a medical oncologist who is willing to be your quarterback who can coordinate the patient's care whatever is needed at the righ ... Read More
3
3 thanks
A member asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
26 years experience Radiation Oncology
Please : Please provide more details about the patient, type of cancer, and questions needing to be answered and avvo docs could help get yountonthe right plac ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. William A Biermann
45 years experience Medical Oncology
Overlap: Medical oncologist technically deal with only malignancy and medical issues caused by cancer. Heme/onc doctors are trained in both hematology and onc ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month