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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