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please describe the meaning of oncology and carcinoma ?

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Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Terminology: When one speaks about oncology, one is referring to the specialty where cancer is treated.This is further divided into medical oncology(treatment with chemotherapeutic agents), surgical, and radiation depending on what is deployed to treat the cancer. Carcinoma is a generic term referring to the cancer which is the abnormal/malignant proliferation of cells. There are breast, lung, prostate origins.
Answered on May 23, 2013

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