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What are Oncology Doctors?
An oncology specialist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of different cancers. This physician has extensive knowledge of the different signs and symptoms of cancer, as well as the various methods of treatment.
Oncology specialists diagnose cancer through methods such as biopsy, endoscopy, X-ray, blood tests, ultrasound, and different forms of nuclear medicine.
Oncology doctors treat cancer through surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, hormone therapy, or antibody treatments.
If it is determined that a cancer cannot successfully be treated, oncology specialists then focus on providing palliative care - the use of pain medication to make a dying person more comfortable.
The area of Fairbanks, AK has a population of approximately 255,996 people. There are 4 oncologists near Fairbanks, which gives it a ratio of 1 oncologist per 63,999 residents or a ratio of 1 oncologist per 25,725 households. There are 102,900 households in Fairbanks.