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

Dr. Ramin Mirhashemi's medical specialty is gynecologic oncology. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, Dr. Mirhashemi focuses on gynecologic cancer and robotic surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Dr. Mirhashemi has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Mirhashemi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. Dr. Mirhashemi is 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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Clinical interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Robotic Surgery

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

Dr. Garth Green is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Green's practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Green attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine.

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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's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. In addition to English, Dr. Makalinao speaks Filipino. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Makalinao accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Makalinao is open to new patients.

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Dr. Thomas E Lowe, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
23550 Hawthorne Boulevard; Building #1
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Lowe's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. He practices in Torrance, CA and Redondo Beach, CA. Dr. Lowe accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CorVel, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His hospital/clinic 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 welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Henry Yampolsky, who practices in Beverly Hills, CA and Manhattan Beach, CA, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Yampolsky attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. He speaks Russian. Dr. Yampolsky is professionally affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 works as a hematologist and adult oncologist 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 takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine and the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at VA Long Beach Healthcare System. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Nishimoto's hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He welcomes new patients.

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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. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Cheung 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's medical specialty is radiation oncology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Thompson graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Thompson is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to 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.
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