3 doctors weighed in:

Can any doc tell me what's the difference between a medical oncologist and a radiation oncologist?

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology
2 doctors agree

In brief: See below

Medical oncologist treats cancer with chemotherapy drugs, while a radiation oncologist treats cancer with radiation.
Many patients see both types of oncologists and fight their cancers receiving both types of therapy.

In brief: See below

Medical oncologist treats cancer with chemotherapy drugs, while a radiation oncologist treats cancer with radiation.
Many patients see both types of oncologists and fight their cancers receiving both types of therapy.
Dr. Amy Deeken
Dr. Amy Deeken
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Board Certified,
385K people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors