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what is the cost of medical oncology curative radiation?

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Dr. James Urbanic
Radiation Oncology 18 years experience
Depends on coverage : It will depend on the specific details of the type of treatment, number of treatments, and the complexity. Your out of pocket expenses will depend on the details of your coverage policy.
Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology 16 years experience
Please clarify.: Medical oncology and radiation oncology are two different specialties. Medical oncologists are doctors that generally administer chemotherapy and radiation oncologists are doctors that generally administer radiation. As such, "cost of medical oncology curative radiation" is an unclear statement. Please elaborate for a more accurate answer.

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