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    What is meant by Oncology and Dermatology?

    what is the meaning of oncology and dermetology?

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    pabolu manikanta
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    Sep 2011

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    Hello Friend

    Oncology and Dermatology are totally different terms which is not related having different signs and symptoms.

    Oncology :

    The word Oncology is derived from the Greek word "Oncos" means bulk and "logy" means study so Oncology is a field which mainly deals with the study of tumor's that is nothing but a "Cancer".

    Initially for our understanding tumors are mainly classified into 2 main types that is

    1. Malignant tumor's : It s the tumor that is metastasizing, which can go to other body parts and spread the cancer and difficult to cure.

    2. Benign tumor : It is the one opposite to the above that is cannot spread to other parts and can be removed easily by surgery.

    So to treat the cancer, the medical therapy used is "Chemotherapy" which means that the combination of drugs used to treat the cancer. So during the treatment the side effects will also be very high like hair loss, emetics, etc due to the usage of drugs.

    The one who is specialized in treating cancer is said to be an Oncologist.

    2. Dermatology :

    It is a branch of medicine that mainly deals with the Skin and its diseases, the word Dermatology is derived from the Greek word which "Derma" means Skin and "logy" means study.

    The one who related to the field of treating the skin and the related cosmetic problems said as Dermatologist and their main cases deals with the Skin, Scalp, Hair, and Nails.

    The dermatology study also deals with the various infection occurring on the skin due to the various pathogens, and their treatment.

    So in dermatology there will be various sub streams like

    - Dermatopathology
    - Immuno dermatology
    - Cosmetic dermatology
    - Pediatric dermatolog

    SO dude these are the some main points related to Oncology and Dermatology, for any further information you can leave your message here.


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    Rahul k
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    May 2011

    Re: What is meant by Oncology and Dermatology?

    Oncology :

    Oncology is a branch of medicine which deals with tumors (cancer). "Oncology" comes from the Greek words "onkos" which means bulk, mass, or tumor, and the suffix "ology" indicates the "study of" something, thats the reason oncology called the study of tumors.

    Oncology consists of three primary disciplines:
    ~~ Medical oncology : Treatment of cancer with medicine, including chemotherapy.
    ~~ Surgical oncology : The surgical aspects of cancer including biopsy, staging, and surgical resection of tumors.
    ~~ Radiation oncology: The treatment of cancer with therapeutic radiation.

    So, Oncology means the branch of medicine that deals with tumors, including study of their development, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.


    Dermatology is a study of the skin and its diseases, Dermatology doctors specializes in the skin, the diseases of the skin, and the relationship of skin lesions to overall disease.

    So, Dermatologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of skin, hair and nails problems.

    Dermatologists can help you to prevent or provide early control of disease, example, remove skin cancer. To improve the skin's appearance by removing growths, discolourations, or damage caused by ageing, sunlight or disease and to establish a definite diagnosis.

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    Re: What is meant by Oncology and Dermatology?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    what is the meaning of oncology and dermetology?


    Means the study of cancer.

    There are five major areas of oncology:

    >>>>diagnosis, and

    As a clinical discipline, it draws upon a wide variety of medical specialties;
    as a research discipline, oncology also involves specialists in many areas of biology and in a variety of other scientific areas.

    Oncology has led to major progress in the understanding not only of cancer but also of normal biology


    dermatology branch of medicine concerned with diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of the skin.

    Dermatologists also study the structure and function of the skin, and the relationship between skin pathologies and malfunctions of other organs of the body.

    Dermatology often overlaps the practice of other medical specialties,

    e.g., neurology and internal medicine.

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    Re: What is meant by Oncology and Dermatology?

    oncology is the branch of medicine that deals with cancer,where as dermatology deals with the study about the skin.dermatology deals with the skin care,scalp,hair and nails.oncology is diagnosis of the cancer and giving the proper therapy.the doctor is known as oncologist in this and dermatologist in the dermatology.in oncology the diagnosis is done by the following methods biopsy,endoscopy,xrays,ct-scan,blood tests.when ever the tumour occurs thenn surgery is done to remove the tumour.treatment is done by radio and chemo therapy.where as coming to dermatology it is dealing with the skin care.it is a field of cosmic surgery.therapies include cosmetic filter injection,hair removal,laser therapy ,phototherapy eyc.

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