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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

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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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 an 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.

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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.

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What exactly is hematology oncology?

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

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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

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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.

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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.

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What's gynecologic oncology?

GYN oncology: These are the doctors who have trained in ob/gyn and than 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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