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What are the differences between a medical oncologist and a radiation oncologist?

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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 36 years experience
Thus:: A medical oncologist uses medications of different sorts (chemo, hormones, etc.) whereas a radiation oncologist uses different forms of radiation (beams, implants, etc.). They work together with surgeons, nurses, and therapists of different kinds. Cancer treatment is a group effort. Best to you.
Last updated Dec 16, 2014
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