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We found 8 oncologists who accept Kaiser Permanente HMO near Panorama City, CA.

Dr. Nojan Toomari, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Trauma Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
18200 Ventura Boulevard
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Nojan Toomari is a general surgery, bariatric surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Tarzana, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Patients gave Dr. Toomari an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include obesity, minimally invasive surgery, and breast surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Facey Medical Group. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Kaiser Permanente are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Toomari accepts. Dr. Toomari has an open panel. He attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. Dr. Toomari's medical residency was performed at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. Dr. Toomari (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian.

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Clinical interests: Obesity, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Breast Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Colorectal Cancer, Gastric ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
13652 Cantara Street
Panorama City, CA
 

Dr. Anuradha Pakanati specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. She is an in-network provider for Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. After attending Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad and Osmania University for medical school, she completed her residency training at Maricopa Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
13652 Cantara Street; Building 4, Area 301
Panorama City, CA
 

Dr. Andy Su's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. He speaks Mandarin. Dr. Su graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Kaiser Permanente, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
13652 Cantara Street
Panorama City, CA
 

Dr. Brian Shin works as a hematologist and adult oncologist in Panorama City, CA. He accepts the following insurance: Medicare and Kaiser Permanente. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School.

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Specializes in Surgical Oncology
13652 Cantara Street
Panorama City, CA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Rupp is a physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She accepts Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. She studied medicine at New York Medical College.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
13652 Cantara Street
Panorama City, CA
 

Dr. Solomon Jo works as an adult hematologist and adult oncologist. He is an in-network provider for Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
13652 Cantara Street
Panorama City, CA
 

Dr. Sylvia Fowler is a hematologist and oncologist in Panorama City, CA. She is an in-network provider for Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. Dr. Fowler studied medicine at Loma Linda University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
13652 Cantara Street
Panorama City, CA
 

Dr. Helen Kang is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Kang honors Kaiser Permanente insurance. She attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Kang (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean and Spanish.

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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.