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Medical Oncologists are physicians who manage patients with cancer. Oncologists diagnose and assess stages of cancer, recommend and implement appropriate treatment plans and continually monitor progress. Because many cancers can be fatal, it's important to diagnose and treat patients as quickly as possible and provide the best possible solution for treatment or palliative care to offer comfort or life-saving options.
Advances in medical studies and the discovery of advanced oncology treatment continue to allow cancer patients favourable chances of survival and prevention. Oncology jobs offer a rewarding career and the ability to contribute to advanced knowledge and cures. Almost all oncology professionals assist in research and development efforts providing insight to assist in successful treatment, and are involved with industry associations and efforts.
Working as an Oncologist requires completion of a medicine degree along with a one year internship. Upon successful completion of internship it is then necessary to meet the training requirements of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, which will include a specified amount of time training in an approved medical institution.