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Lung cancer, breast cancer, liver cancer and prostate cancer are particularly common malignant conditions treated by oncologists. Other cancers managed by oncologists include lymphoma, melanoma (a form of skin cancer),osteosarcoma (tumors of the bone and tissues related to it), cervical cancer, pituitary tumors, pancreatic cancer and tumors of other glands.
An oncology specialist works with other lab specialists to perform investigations for the diagnosis of cancer. Such investigations include biopsies which are useful to test for and confirm thyroid cancer, ovarian cancer and many other types of cancers. The diagnosis & treatment of leukemia (blood cancer) will be done by a medical oncologist, pediatric oncologist, or hematologist.
Oncology incorporates chemotherapy in most treatment modalities of cancer. An oncologist should be able to manage effects of chemotherapy such as nausea and vomiting.
Apart from chemotherapy and radiotherapy, whenever indicated, oncologists will work with surgeons as a way to manage cancers eg breast surgery or colo-rectal surgery.
Cancer prevention, early diagnosis and treatment are important components in the management of cancers especially aggressive types in colon cancer and stomach cancer.
Screening is effective in the prevention and early detection of cancers such as breast cancer, cervical cancer, and colorectal cancer. There are available vaccine for cancers, which are caused by viruses (oncoviruses), such as cervical cancer and some liver cancers. The vaccines against those viruses, such as HPV vaccine and hepatitis B vaccine, prevent those types of cancer.
If you are interested to make an appointment with a qualified oncologist, easily on a mobile or webpage, you can use GetDoc, one of the more comprehensive medical Apps available, to help you find a clinic nearby.