WHAT IS ONCOLOGY ?

Courses taught in Oncology entail the study of medicine dealing with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Budding oncologists are familiarised with ways of diagnosing cancer successfully and determining the stage at which it is with utmost accuracy. Apart from this, they also learn how to suggest most appropriate treatment options and recommend the best treatment plan for the patient. They are familiarised with the various types of specialisations in oncology which is medical, surgical, radiation and paediatric. Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) is a 5.5-year programme.Furthermore, they get to choose the kind of oncologist they would be most comfortable being out of medical oncologist, surgical oncologist, radiation oncologist, pathologist, radiologist and organ-specific oncologist. You have to do MD in Medicine after finishing MBBS and only then do you become eligible to pursue Doctor of Medicine in Medical Oncology.
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ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

UG: Candidates must have passed 10+2 with at least 50% marks in aggregate with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as core subjects. Independent entrance tests for UG programme (MBBS) are conducted by various state, central and private universities.

PG: Candidates must hold a degree in Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery along with an MD in General Medicine after which, they ought to have a good score in entrance tests held for DM in Oncology conducted by various state, central and private universities.

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SCOPE OF ONCOLOGY

  • Hospitals all across India need qualified and competent oncologists capable enough to diagnose all sorts of Cancers.
  • Since breaking the news of cancer is very difficult to a patient, competent and subtle oncologists good at this are very highly paid and very much in demand all the time, with the rate of cancer spreading these days increasing alarmingly.

Some of the positions offered to them include:

Assistant Professor

Associate Professor

Junior/Senior - Resident

Junior/Senior – Consultant

Product Specialist

Physiotherapist

Senior Neurologist

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COURSE SUBJECTS

  • Cancer Biology
  • Cancer Epidemiology
  • Cancer Etiology
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Chemotherapeutic Agents
  • Principles of Endocrine Therapy
  • Principles of Surgical Oncology
  • Tumor Immunology

COURSE LEVEL DETAILS

  • Degree Offered in UG
    M.B.B.S.
    B.Sc.
  • Course Fees
    Maximum Fees 10.53 Lakhs Regional Cancer Centre, Thiruvananthapuram
    Minimum Fees 0.35 Lakhs Nizams Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad
    Degree Offered in PG
    M.Sc.