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Radiation Oncologist

Radiation Oncologist

Radiation oncologists are medical doctors who specialize in using radiation therapy to treat people who have cancer. Most people are referred to a radiation oncologist by their primary doctors after a diagnosis of cancer. And they see the radiation oncologist at his or her office or in a hospital or extended-care facility.

Radiation oncologists can be board-certified through the Board of Radiology, which is recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties.

Last Revised: July 12, 2013

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Matthew I. Kim, MD - Endocrinology

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