Oncology is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of
. The three primary disciplines are medical, surgical and radiation oncology. A
treats cancer with drug therapy, including chemotherapy. A
includes biopsy (sample taking), staging (examinations and tests to see the extent and spread of the cancer) and surgical resection (removal) of tumours. A
involves treatment with therapeutic radiation. It is also called radiation therapy or radiotherapy.
may further specialise in specific types of cancer such as lung cancer, breast cancer, and so on. A
specialises in the treatment of children with cancer and incorporates all three primary oncology disciplines.
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Southern Cross Health Society Affiliated Provider for Imaging
Mercy Radiology has been providing radiology services to the greater Auckland region for more than 30 years. Based at Mercy Hospital in Epsom, the group . . .