Career as a Medical Oncologist / Surgical Oncologist
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.