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Oncology and Chemistry - oncology can be a highly rewarding medical field because of the bonds you make with patients who survive. Oncology and chemistry can be considered two things that have great chemistry and complement each other.

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Oncology and Chemistry By: Naim C. Vilabrera Oncology is a section of the medical field that deals with different types of cancer. Oncology is a very interesting part of the medical field because new discoveries relevant to the field are continuing to flow into the field. Oncology has come a very long way from its beginnings because of advancements in chemistry and technology. Oncology is considered a field that has large chemical aspects because of the sub-section of oncology that is medical oncology. Medical oncology is one of the fastest developing parts of the oncology fields. Becoming a medical oncologist is a very tedious and difficult task to complete. While in high school, the student should take courses directed to the medical field. Though highly improbable to come across, if there are any courses directly related to the study and theory of oncology that would be the best course to take. ...read more.

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Then you would be able to specialize in medical oncology field. Finally you need to take a medical oncology board exam to become a board certified medical oncologist. Oncology is the research, treatment, and diagnosis of cancers in the human body. There are seven main fields of oncology: radiation, surgical, medical, and pediatric. Medical oncology is the use of medicines to treat cancer in the body. Surgical oncology surgically removes cancerous tumors from the body. Radiation oncology is the treatment of cancer by using radiation to destroy the cancerous cells. Pediatric oncology is the treatment of cancer in children 18 years of age and younger. One of the key philosophies of oncology is to prevent or early detect cancer so I can be treated with minimal affects on the patient. Oncologists can work in a number of places including, but not limited to, hospitals, universities, laboratories, and experimental pharmaceutical institutes. ...read more.

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The word 'Chemotherapy' is a compound word of the words 'chemical' 'therapy'. Chemotherapy is related to chemistry because of the drugs used to make it. Chemotherapy uses a drug made of cytotoxic chemicals which destroys cells with a high rate of mitosis because the cancer cells have a high rate of mitosis. But the cytotoxic chemicals also attack the others cells like the hair because of the high rate of mitosis. Because oncology has such a high growth and development rate, new medicines that fight the cancerous cells more affectively are constantly being released. Oncologists need to know about the chemical aspects of the drugs, so they know what course of treatment is the best option with that medicine. Oncology is a very interesting field with numerous aspects that oncologists need to know to be successful. Though hard at times, oncology can be a highly rewarding medical field because of the bonds you make with patients who survive. Oncology and chemistry can be considered two things that have great chemistry and complement each other. ...read more.

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