Cancer is one of the most harrowing diseases that have affected humanity for all its existence. The earliest evidence of cancer growth in humans was found in ancient Egyptian mummies dating back to 1500 BC. The scientific documentation of cancers is very important in knowing what kind of cancer has affected the patient. The oldest documented instance of cancer was of a 50-year-old Scythian kind in Serbia nearly 2700 years ago.
In the modern era, we have successfully detected hundreds of types of cancers, which require doctors to specialize in that particular types of cancer. Let's learn about the most prominent types of oncologists:
- Medical Oncologists: These types of oncologists focus on treating cancer using medications, such as chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and targeted therapy.