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What is the difference between a general surgeon and a surgical oncologist?

A general surgeon may do a range of cancer surgeries along with non-cancer-related procedures, while a surgical oncologist has completed additional training in the treatment of cancer patients and concentrates his or her practice specifically in cancer surgery.

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