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What is molecular oncology exactly?

What is molecular oncology exactly?

New cancer paradigm: Molecular oncology is looking at the cancer and cancer patients on a molecular level by looking at the gene expression profiling, next generation genome sequencing and molecular alterations rather than the old school method of looking at type of cancer under the microscope by the size, locations and other pathological characteristics ...Read more

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Oncology (Definition)

Oncology is the study of cancer including its diagnosis, ...Read more


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How can I do oncology on scholarship?

How can I do oncology on scholarship?

Oncology scholarship: From a md degree, residency in im then fellowship in heme/onc. From a phd there are post docs in cancer biology and related fields. In addition, there are related fields that support oncology like nutritionists, social work. ...Read more

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What happens if I want to be a nurse who specializes in oncology, how do I go about doing that?

What happens if I want to be a nurse who specializes in oncology, how do I go about doing that?

Oncology Nursing Soc: There are few organizations such as oncology nursing society which can give detailed instructions. It does involve additional coursework, testing and certification. ...Read more

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What jobs are their in oncology?

What jobs are their in oncology?

High demand: There is a high demand of Oncology pesonals throughout the nation, it depends on what your speciality is ...Read more

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What is the cost of medical oncology consullt?

Varies: It truly depends on if it is a single medical oncology evaluation by a physician or if it entails a multispecialty approach-input with other specialists. Insurance will cover most. You can always inquire with the consultant's biller about out-of-pocket charges. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: medical oncology?

Oncology: An area of medicine that deals with the study & treatment of cancer. ...Read more

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What exactly is hematology oncology?

Blood & cancer: This is the medical science of blood and cancers. ...Read more

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What's gynecologic oncology?

GYN oncology: These are the doctors who have trained in ob/gyn and then they have gone on and done additional training just to learn how to take care of women's gynecological cancers... Like cervical, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar cancers. ...Read more

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What is gynecologic oncology?

What is gynecologic oncology?

Sub-specialty: It is a sub-specialty field in obstetrics and gynecology where they only see and treat cancer patients. Think of them as special cancer doctors for gyne cancers only. ...Read more

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How does a gynecologic oncology practice work?

Female organ cancer: Gynecologist oncologist treats female related cancers in genetalia, female pelvic area like vagina, uterus, ovaries etc. She/ he performs surgery and often gives chemotherapy as well. Breast is usually not treated by gyn/ onc. ...Read more

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What is the cost of medical oncology chemotherapy?

What is the cost of medical oncology chemotherapy?

Expensive: Usually these drugs are very expensive in thousands of dollars. Cost varies according to drug. ...Read more

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What does a nursing assitant do on oncology wards?

What does a nursing assitant do on oncology wards?

Assist staff: Take patient vital signs. Help patients walk around. Deliver trays and be a good help. ...Read more

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Please describe the meaning of oncology and carcinoma?

Thanks for asking!: Oncology means the study of cancer. It is a specialty of medicine. An oncologist evaluates and treats patients with cancer.

Carcinoma is cancer that begins in the skin or in tissues that line or cover body organs. ...Read more

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When does someone need a gynecology/oncology appointment?

When does someone need a gynecology/oncology appointment?

See Below: For any type of cancer or pre-cancer of the vulva, vagina, cervix, uterus, fallopian tubes or ovaries. We also see complex gynecologic cases that are too difficult to manage by a gynecologist such as large fibroids, endometriosis, ovarian masses, etc. If not sure, ask your gynecologist for a referral. ...Read more

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Why might my blood test go through the oncology department?

Why might my blood test go through the oncology department?

Review blood: Sometimes I am asked by other physicians to review a blood smear. Others ask me to look at a report. That is probably the main reason. Hope this answers your question. ...Read more

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Do all oncology centers follow the same protocol for leukemia?

Do all oncology centers follow the same protocol for leukemia?

Usually: All oncologists follow proven guidelines (usually nccn or asco), so the treatment for any cancer should be pretty much the same in portland, oregon or portland, maine. Some centers may have experimental protocols available, but one must remember they haven't been proven to be better or as good, or they would be the nccn standard. ...Read more

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If I need colpo after seeing gyno, do I go to gynecologic oncology afterward?

F/u w/ your gyne: A gynecologist can do a colposcopy. Follow up with your gynecologist. If she/he thinks that you need to be seen by a gynecology oncologist-she/he will refer you to see one. ...Read more

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What is the difference between an oncology nurse practitioner and an oncology nurse?

What is the difference between an oncology nurse practitioner and an oncology nurse?

Practitioner: Nurse practitioner can see you and can prescribe treatment while oncology nurse usually deliver chemotherapy or radiation but in actual she can not prescribe tratment by herself. ...Read more

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Wanted to know where can I find out what quatlity of nuero oncology service is supplied at a given hospital?

Ask your primary car: Your primary care physician can tell you more about where to go for seeking special consultations. Much of it is based on national reputation. But many cancer centers run neuro-oncology programs. That is where you will find more specialists. So head to a major cancer center like md anderson or sloan kettering, mayo clinic, johns hopkins or, you can go to ucla or ucsf medical centers in california. ...Read more

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Oncology: Can it be true that a third of the general population will receive a cancer diagnosis sometime during their lives? Can it be that common?

Oncology: Can it be true that a third of the general population will receive a cancer diagnosis sometime during their lives? Can it be that common?

Yes cancer is common: This is a fact. So get ready and be alert and get checked and screened for Cancer as you get past 50 years of age. ...Read more

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Oncology: RN could not access the infusion port in 20 minutes. I called for 2nd RN. Port accessed. Should I give first RN a second chance? Would you?

Oncology: RN could not access the infusion port in 20 minutes. I called for 2nd RN. Port accessed. Should I give first RN a second chance? Would you?

Yes: This is not uncommon and as the first RN may have been unable the first time around at least a second chance is warranted unless it causes undue pain during the process. ...Read more

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Whipple/Oncology: What is the likelihood of a persons demise during or directly after a Whipple IRE intensive operation for pc? Are there any numbers?

Whipple/Oncology: What is the likelihood of a persons demise during or directly after a Whipple IRE intensive operation for pc? Are there any numbers?

Unusual: Experience is the most important part of the procedure. Knowing how to find the SMV helps and creating the tunnel under the pancreatic neck is important so that it extends to where the gastroduodenal artery is ligated at the hepatic artery. Because of many anastomosis, drains should be used I employ a T-tube in the CD anastomosis. If all is performed properly, very low mortality.less than 1% ...Read more

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What are the different centers in pediatric oncology?

There are several: Almost all children with cancer treated in the United States are treated at centers belonging to the children's oncology group. If you go to their website, childrensoncologygroup. Org, you will be able to search for member centers near you. ...Read more

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Can you give me information about pediatric oncology?

Can you give me information about pediatric oncology?

Kids Cancers: Not sure if this is what you are asking, but these are pediatricians who specialize in a fellowship to treat pediatric cancers and hematologic problems. Look for board certification and training. We can direct you to a referral here on Healthtap if necessary. ...Read more

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What exactly is a pediatric oncology service providing?

What exactly is a pediatric oncology service providing?

See below:: Treating cancer means more than just choosing the right therapy. Cancer impacts the entire family. Support for patients reaches far beyond the halls of a hospital. A coordinated team approach allows access to the physician specialists, nursing staff, physician extenders, child life support, survivers/peer support, convienient accomodations for the stay before, during and after treatments. ...Read more

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What is the cost of medical oncology curative radiation?

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. ...Read more

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What is the cost of medical oncology chemotherapy surgery?

Rephrase: I suspect your question has not been answered because we cannot understand what you are asking. Furthermore, services such as these have different costs in different hospitals, geographic regions and different practices. ...Read more

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