medical oncologist

Pronunciation: (MEH-dih-kul on-KAH-loh-jist)

A doctor who has special training in diagnosing and treating cancer in adults 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.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Date last modified: 2017-07-19