Career as a Medical Oncologist / Surgical Oncologist

in India

As an Oncologist you will specialize in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of different types of cancers. The 3 main types of professionals are Medical, Surgical and Radiation Oncologists. Medical Oncologists treat cancerous growths or tumors with chemotherapy, targeted therapy, immunotherapy and hormonal therapy. Surgical Oncologists treat cancerous growths or tumors through surgery (manual or robotic). Radiation Oncologists use ionizing radiation normally delivered by a linear accelerator (LINAC – instrument to produce high energy x-rays or electrons in a tumor's shape& destroy cancer cells while sparing the healthy ones) to treat control or kill malignant cells.


Why become a Medical Oncologist / Surgical Oncologist?

How would you like to be a doctor or surgeon? Do you want to be a specialist doctor who treats Cancer? Are you concerned about the global health problem related to cancer and how cancer could be treated? One in 5 men and one in 6 women worldwide develop cancer during their lifetime, and one in 8 men and one in 11 women die from the disease. Do you wish to be able to affect people’s lives positively? Do you yearn to be part a team of highly skilled colleagues who are passionate about developing best-in-class therapeutics that address significant unmet medical needs? You can also be among the highest paid doctors! Explore to find what Oncologists do, how they do it and how to become one.

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