SEER Training Modules

Formation of Medical Terms: Exercise 2

You have learned also that the suffix ology means the "science of" or the "study of." Thus, psychology is the study of the mind or psyche. Hematology is the study of the blood — hem(a) is a root meaning "blood." Therefore, knowing that the root onco means "tumor, relationship to tumor," you should be able to infer what the term "oncology" means.

Select any of the following statement(s) that best define(s) the term "oncology," by clicking the radio button in front of the phrase. When you are done, click "Check Answers" to check your answer.