What is Oncology?
Oncology deals with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of tumors and cancers in the body, which also includes understanding the severity of the illness and devising a plan for long-term care of cancer patients.
What are some of the services that Oncologists provide?
Oncologists use a variety of resources to gauge the level of care that patients need. Their primary role is to plan a course of therapy for each individual patient according to the necessary tumor removal and cancer treatment. They utilize blood work, imaging tools like endoscopy, CT scanning and MRIs, cancer removal and surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
What does a Medical Assistant Certified in Oncology do?
Specializing in the field allows the Specialty Certified Medical Assistant in Oncology (SCMA-ON™) to play a crucial role in the practice. Recording and understanding vitals data, medical histories, insurance details, and prescriptions are part of the daily workload. Specialty Certified Oncology Medical Assistants, also, explain treatment instructions and plans, handle referrals, prepare lab rooms, and collect medical specimens.
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