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We found 5 oncologists who accept Aetna HMO near Los Gatos, CA.

Dr. Ming Teh Dwight D Chen, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Obstetrics
2577 Samaritan Drive; Suite 705
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Ming-Teh Chen's specialties are gynecologic oncology and obstetrics. Dr. Ming-Teh Chen practices in San Jose, CA, Mountain View, CA, and Los Gatos, CA. Dr. Chen attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chen include gynecologic cancer. Patient reviews placed Dr. Chen at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chen is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Chen speaks Mandarin. Dr. Chen is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chen's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Cystoscopy, Loop Electrosurgical Excision, Hysteroscopy, Vulvar Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ying Cao, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
15400 National Avenue; Suite 201
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Ying Cao specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Santa Rosa, CA, San Jose, CA, and Los Gatos, CA. Her clinical interests include chemotherapy, bone marrow exam (aspiration and biopsy), and gastrointestinal cancer. Dr. Cao honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She studied medicine at Nanjing Medical University. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Cao is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Good Samaritan Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Exam, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Lymphoma, Blood Disorders, Chemotherapy, Breast Cancer

Dr. Kim-Son Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
15720 Winchester Boulevard; 1st Floor
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Kim-Son Nguyen's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. In Dr. Nguyen's practice, he is particularly interested in blood disorders. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Nguyen is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Kidney Cancer, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Bone Marrow Transplant, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Multiple ... (Read more)

Dr. Wendy Wong, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
15400 Los Gatos Boulevard; 1st Floor
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Wendy Wong is a pediatric hematologist and pediatric oncologist. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Wong accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Wong attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Wong speaks Cantonese.

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Clinical interests: Eczema, Thrombophilia, Preventive Care, Chronic Illness, Newborn Care

Dr. Michael Thomas Margolis, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Urogynecology
815 Pollard Road; Bay Area Female Pelvic Surgery
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Michael Margolis is a gynecologic oncology and urogynecology specialist in Pleasanton, CA, San Mateo, CA, and Burlingame, CA. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Good Samaritan Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Clinical interests for Dr. Margolis include pelvic surgery, cancer, and uterine problems. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Margolis's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Rectal Problems, Implant Surgery, Urodynamic Testing, Sexual Medicine, Fecal Incontinence, ... (Read more)

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What is Oncology?

An oncologist is a physician who is concerned with the treatment of tumors and cancers. Cancer is when cells in the human body grow in an abnormal or out-of-control way. The goal of oncology is to cure a patient’s cancer, or, if the cancer is incurable, to control the cancer and reduce the symptoms for as long as possible.

Oncologists have several roles in their interaction with patients. They diagnose cancer and determine what stage the cancer is in, or to what extent the cancer has grown. They explain the diagnosis and stage to the patient, and they recommend treatment and deliver care. During treatment, oncologists are responsible for maintaining quality of life for their patients by reducing pain and side effects from medications.

There are three main types of oncologists:
  • Medical Oncologists specialize in the use of medications, especially chemotherapy, to kill cancer cells. In some areas, the term “medical oncologist” refers to the oncologist who is overall in charge of making decisions about a patient’s treatment.
  • Surgical Oncologists specialize in surgical treatments for cancer, such as biopsies (where small tissue samples are taken and examined), or surgical removal of tumors and surrounding tissue.
  • Radiation Oncologists specialize in the use of radiation (a kind of high powered x-ray) to kill cancer.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology also recognizes the subspecialties of Gynecological Oncology, which focuses on cancers of the female reproductive tract, and Pediatric Oncology, which deals with cancers that are most common in childhood.

In the United States, nearly one-half of all men and one-third of all women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes. It is an unfortunately common disease that can sometimes be life-threatening. Oncologists provide care to millions of people facing that diagnosis every year.