the branch of medical science dealing with tumors, including the origin, development, diagnosis, and treatment of malignant neoplasms.
the study of cancer.

1855–60; onco- + -logy

oncologic [ong-kuh-loj-ik] , oncological, adjective
oncologist, noun
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oncology (ɒŋˈkɒlədʒɪ)
the branch of medicine concerned with the study, classification, and treatment of tumours

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Word Origin & History

1857, coined in Eng. from Mod.L. onco- "tumor," from Gk. onkos "mass, bulk" + Eng. -logy "science or study of," from Gk. logia, from logos "word."
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oncology on·col·o·gy (ŏn-kŏl'ə-jē, ŏng-)
The branch of medicine dealing with the physical, chemical, and biological properties of tumors, including study of their development, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

on'co·log'i·cal (-kə-lŏj'ĭ-kəl) or on'co·log'ic (-lŏj'ĭk) adj.
on·col'o·gist n.
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oncology   (ŏn-kŏl'ə-jē)  Pronunciation Key 
The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
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oncology [(ong-kol-uh-jee, on-kol-uh-jee)]

The branch of medicine devoted to the study, treatment, and cure of cancer.

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Example sentences
Her oncologist did suggest that perhaps the cancer was a result from the traumatic injuries caused by the crash.
But here she was sitting in her new oncologist's office, and he was delivering deeply disturbing news.
Imagine you are diagnosed with cancer and after discussing your options your oncologist schedules chemotherapy.
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