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Superspecialisation in surgical oncology and in medical oncology difference?
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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Surg vs. med
Surgical oncology: surgeons who specialize in cancer.
Med onc: internal medicine doctors who specialize in cancer. [see a longer answer to the same question that i just posted].

In brief: Surg vs. med
Surgical oncology: surgeons who specialize in cancer.
Med onc: internal medicine doctors who specialize in cancer. [see a longer answer to the same question that i just posted].
Dr. Richard Orr
Dr. Richard Orr
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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Training
In addition to the previous answers, there is a difference in training.
Everyone does 4 years of medical school. Radiation oncology is then a 4-year residency. Medical oncology is a 3-year internal medicine residency followed by a 3-year hematology/oncology fellowship. Surgical oncology is a 5-year general surgery residency followed by a 2-year surgical oncology fellowship.

In brief: Training
In addition to the previous answers, there is a difference in training.
Everyone does 4 years of medical school. Radiation oncology is then a 4-year residency. Medical oncology is a 3-year internal medicine residency followed by a 3-year hematology/oncology fellowship. Surgical oncology is a 5-year general surgery residency followed by a 2-year surgical oncology fellowship.
Dr. Devon Webster
Dr. Devon Webster
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Dr. Charles Breaux
Surgery - Pediatric
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In brief: Surgery or medicine
As a broad answer, cancer is treated in 3 ways that may be used in combination -- surgical resection or biopsy, chemotherapy, or radiation therapy.
Surgical oncologists do the surgery. Medical oncologists do the chemotherapy. Radiation oncologists do the radiation therapy. They often work together to deliver optimal treatment to the patient, depending on the type of cancer.

In brief: Surgery or medicine
As a broad answer, cancer is treated in 3 ways that may be used in combination -- surgical resection or biopsy, chemotherapy, or radiation therapy.
Surgical oncologists do the surgery. Medical oncologists do the chemotherapy. Radiation oncologists do the radiation therapy. They often work together to deliver optimal treatment to the patient, depending on the type of cancer.
Dr. Charles Breaux
Dr. Charles Breaux
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