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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 is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In her practice, Dr. Liu-Dumlao focuses on lung cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Banner Health. Before performing her residency at Michael Reese Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Liu-Dumlao attended Cebu Institute of Medicine for medical school. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Liu-Dumlao honors.

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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's medical specialty is adult oncology and medical oncology. These areas are among his clinical interests: stomach cancer, neuroendocrine tumors, and melanoma. He is professionally affiliated with Banner Health. Dr. Naraev honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Naraev is a graduate of Orenburg State Medical Academy and a graduate of St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis' residency program.

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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 a medical specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. Patient ratings for Dr. Chassin average 5.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chassin honors. Dr. Chassin attended Yale School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency.

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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 an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Goodyear, AZ, Mesa, AZ, and Gilbert, AZ. His education and training includes medical school at Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences and Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College and residency at Fairview Hospital. In Dr. Kundranda's practice, he is particularly interested in esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, and liver cancer. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kundranda honors. He is affiliated with Banner Health.

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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.