Looking to make a positive impact on people’s lives while sharing a passion for helping people defeat cancer, a number of career options are available in the field of oncology.Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body while oncology, which includes medical, radiation and surgical oncology, is the area of medicine that focuses on examining, evaluating and caring for cancer. New technologies have also made it possible to pursue more wide-ranging research goals.Specifically, the surgery option directly removes the tumor, radiation therapy uses X-rays to kill cancer cells and chemotherapy uses chemicals to kill cancer cells.The range of diverse medical professionals takes in anesthesiologists, case managers, oncology information specialists, radiation therapists, patient care technicians, and more.
Clinical data analysts, interns, naturopathic physicians, home health nurses, radiologists and licensed practical nurses are also among a number of the health care professionals a patient may become acquainted with during treatment. A surgical oncologist, for example, is a doctor who has special training in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and uses surgery to treat cancer while a medical oncologist is a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer with chemotherapy and other drugs. An oncology clinical nurse specialist is a registered nurse with a Master’s Degree who focuses on the care of cancer patients.Salaries at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America for jobs span from roughly $69,000 for registered nurses to $235,000 for surgical oncologists, according to Glassdoor.com.
Naturopathic physician salaries are in the range of $88,000, oncology information specialists $55,000 and clinical data analysts in the $84,000 range.The Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), which was launched in 1988, makes the most of advanced technology and a personalized approach in the fight against cancer. It accomplishes this with the backing and support of its team of oncologists, surgeons and other health specialists.The CTCA examines the stage of the cancer, how much is present and how much has spread. Its robust, integrated oncology program involves blending together solutions such as chiropractic, nutritional, new targeted drug therapies and more for the individual patient.At CTCA employees are known as stakeholders since they have a share in victory over the fight against cancer each day.CTCA, which is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, is a national network of five hospitals with facilities in Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Tulsa.
— CTCA (@CancerCenter) March 16, 2018