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Cancer (medical oncology)


Medical oncologists are doctors who treat cancer. They prescribe chemotherapy and other anti-cancer drugs, as well as pain medicine.




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Source: American Board of Specialties; Virginia Piper Cancer Institute

First published: 08/01/2004
Last updated: 01/17/2014

Reviewed by: Connie Fiebiger, RN, MA, director of clinical programs, Virginia Piper Cancer Institute; Timothy D. Sielaff, MD, PhD, president, Virginia Piper Cancer Institute