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We found 4 oncologists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near San Pablo, CA.

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Dr. Gary Robert Cecchi, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2000 Vale Road
San Pablo, CA
 

Dr. Gary Cecchi works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. His education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Cecchi's average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Cecchi is open to new patients.

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Dr. David Harrison Irwin, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2000 Vale Road
San Pablo, CA
 

Dr. David Irwin is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Irwin is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Irwin accepts. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Dr. Irwin attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school.

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Dr. Frank Anthony Santoli, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1330 Tara Hills Drive; Suite E
Pinole, CA
 

Dr. Frank Santoli's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Santoli's clinical interests encompass blood disorders. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Santoli obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, St. Rose Hospital, and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Clinical Trials, Myelodysplastic Syndromes, Gynecologic Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Liver Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Internal Medicine
2000 Vale Road
San Pablo, CA
 

Dr. Madhu Shetti's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Shetti is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. She accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. She is affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus.

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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.