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We found 4 medical oncologists who accept Humana Silver near Mesa, AZ.

Dr. Theresa Ong Liu Dumlao, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1400 S Dobson Road
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. Theresa Liu-Dumlao's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She practices in Gilbert, AZ and Mesa, AZ. Dr. Liu-Dumlao's clinical interests include lung cancer. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She attended medical school at Cebu Institute of Medicine. Her training includes residency programs at Michael Reese Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is professionally affiliated with Banner Health.

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Clinical interests: Lung Cancer

Dr. Boris Genrikhovich Naraev, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1400 S Dobson Road
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. Boris Naraev is a medical specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. In Dr. Naraev's practice, he is particularly interested in stomach cancer, neuroendocrine tumors, and melanoma. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending Orenburg State Medical Academy for medical school, he completed his residency training at St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis. He is professionally affiliated with Banner Health.

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Clinical interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Neuroendocrine Tumors, Stomach Cancer, Melanoma, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Marvin M Chassin, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1432 S Dobson Road; 106
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. Marvin Chassin is an adult oncology and medical oncology specialist in Mesa, AZ. The average patient rating for Dr. Chassin is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chassin attended Yale School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan.

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Dr. Madappa Nanaya Kundranda, MD, PhD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1400 S Dobson Road
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. Madappa Kundranda is a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Goodyear, AZ, Mesa, AZ, and Gilbert, AZ. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, and liver cancer. Dr. Kundranda is professionally affiliated with Banner Health. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences and Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, Dr. Kundranda performed his residency at Fairview Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Esophageal Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Stomach Cancer, Liver Cancer

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What is Medical Oncology?

Medical oncologists are physicians who treat cancer through the use of medication, usually chemotherapy. Often a medical oncologist is the doctor in charge of a cancer patient’s health care, and this doctor may organize and coordinate all the care the patient receives, even that from other specialists.

Oncologist is a fancy word for a physician who treats cancer. There are three main types of oncologists: surgical oncologists perform surgery, radiation oncologists provide radiation therapy, and medical oncologists treat cancer with chemotherapy and other medication. There are also other distinctions between oncologists. For example, some oncologists specialize only in one or two tumor types (such as breast cancer or lung cancer), and pediatric oncologists only treat children and teens. However, all medical oncologists will be knowledgeable about the use of medicine to treat cancer.

While traditional chemotherapy is the most common medication used to treat cancer, other medications that a medical oncologist might use include hormonal therapies (such as Tamoxifen) or a newer kind of treatment called targeted therapy. Targeted therapy medications act only on cancer cells, while chemotherapy acts on all dividing cells in the body.

The care provided by medical oncologists usually begins when cancer is first suspected. They diagnose and stage cancer, or describe how serious it is. Medical oncologists are often the ones to explain to patients where their cancer is located, how severe their case is, and what treatment is recommended. They manage treatment and follow-up care after the cancer is removed, or they provide palliative care for patients whose cancer cannot be successfully treated.

Medical oncologists typically work with a group of health care providers that form a cancer team to provide care for each patient. The cancer team can include other physicians (such as oncologists and pathologists), oncological nurses, or social workers. Each specialist brings a very specific set of skills to the team, so working together as one unit, they offer a greater breadth of knowledge and skills for each patient.