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We found 8 oncologists who accept Mail Handlers Benefit Plan near Torrance, CA.

Dr. Ramin Mirhashemi, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
23600 Telo Avenue; Suite 250
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Ramin Mirhashemi is a specialist in gynecologic oncology. Dr. Mirhashemi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. His clinical interests encompass gynecologic cancer and robotic surgery. Dr. Mirhashemi is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Mirhashemi's residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mirhashemi accepts. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Thomas E Lowe, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
514 N. Prospect Avenue; 4th Floor
Redondo Beach, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Lowe's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CorVel, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Lowe attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Lowe is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Garth Adam Green, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
3531 Fashion Way
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Garth Green is a specialist in radiation oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Green is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Green performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center.

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Dr. Alex Jovencio Makalinao, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
3440 W. Lomita Boulevard; Suite 250
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Alex Makalinao practices adult hematology and adult oncology in Torrance, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and El Segundo, CA. After attending SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and the University of the Philippines College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo. He is rated highly by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Makalinao honors. Dr. Makalinao has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He is conversant in Filipino. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Eric Mun-Wight Cheung, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4305 Torrance Boulevard; Suite 109
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Eric Cheung is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in La Mirada, CA, Long Beach, CA, and Downey, CA. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Cheung's professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He welcomes new patients. After attending Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific for medical school, Dr. Cheung completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Cheung (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino, Spanish, and Korean.

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Dr. Henry Yampolsky, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1500 Rosecrans Avenue; Suite 400
Manhattan Beach, CA
 

Dr. Henry Yampolsky works as a radiation oncologist. Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Yampolsky attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Russian. He is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Wade Y Nishimoto, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
3440 W. Lomita Boulevard; Suite 250
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Wade Nishimoto is a hematologist and oncologist. He studied medicine at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine and the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Nishimoto trained at VA Long Beach Healthcare System for his residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Nishimoto takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Nishimoto has an open panel.

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Dr. Ronald W Thompson, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
3531 Fashion Way
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Ronald Thompson's specialty is radiation oncology. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Thompson's residency was performed at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Thompson is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is accepting new patients.

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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.