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Medical Oncologist

Glossary

medical oncologist

A doctor who has special training in diagnosing and treating cancer using chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, biological therapy, and targeted therapy. A medical oncologist often is the main health care provider for someone who has cancer. A medical oncologist also gives supportive care and may coordinate treatment given by other specialists.

Last updated: 2016-08-24

Source: The National Cancer Institute's Dictionary of Cancer Terms (http://www.cancer.gov/dictionary)