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What is the difference between an oncologist and a pediatric oncology doctor?

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Dr. William A Biermann
Internal Medicine - Oncology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Training and age

They are kind of 2 fields.
Pediatric oncology is only for children and teens and has special challenges. Most medical oncologists see only adults.

In brief: Training and age

They are kind of 2 fields.
Pediatric oncology is only for children and teens and has special challenges. Most medical oncologists see only adults.
Dr. William A Biermann
Dr. William A Biermann
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Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Patient age.

Medical oncologists are internists that treat cancer in adults.
Pediatric oncologists are pediatricians that specialize in the cancers of childhood. The diseases and their treatments are actually quite different in adults versus children.

In brief: Patient age.

Medical oncologists are internists that treat cancer in adults.
Pediatric oncologists are pediatricians that specialize in the cancers of childhood. The diseases and their treatments are actually quite different in adults versus children.
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
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Dr. Craig MacArthur
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Adult versus Child

Adult oncologists take internal medicine residency training after medical school.
They then do a fellowship in adult oncology. Pediatric hematologist/oncologists take pediatric residency training followed by pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship training.

In brief: Adult versus Child

Adult oncologists take internal medicine residency training after medical school.
They then do a fellowship in adult oncology. Pediatric hematologist/oncologists take pediatric residency training followed by pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship training.
Dr. Craig MacArthur
Dr. Craig MacArthur
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