A 41-year-old member asked:
what is a medical onconologist vs. a clinical oncologist?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Devon Webster answered
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 answered
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
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