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

Dr. Alex Makalinao's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. The average patient rating for Dr. Makalinao is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Makalinao is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Makalinao accepts. He has an open panel. He graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo. Dr. Makalinao has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Makalinao speaks Filipino.

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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's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patients gave Dr. Cheung an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Cheung's hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and PIH Health. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Thomas Lowe is a hematologist and oncologist. Dr. Lowe honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CorVel. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Ramin Mirhashemi is a gynecologic oncology specialist. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. In his practice, Dr. Mirhashemi focuses on gynecologic cancer and robotic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mirhashemi is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Mirhashemi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Mirhashemi's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Robotic Surgery

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

Dr. Wade Nishimoto specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology and practices in Los Angeles, CA, El Segundo, CA, and Torrance, CA. Patients rated Dr. Nishimoto highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine and the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at VA Long Beach Healthcare System for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Nishimoto welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Garth Green's specialty is radiation oncology. His professional affiliations include Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Green takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Ronald Thompson sees patients in Torrance, CA, San Pedro, CA, and Santa Monica, CA. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. He is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Thompson has an open panel. Dr. Thompson attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics for residency.

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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.
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