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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's specialty is gynecologic oncology. He has a special interest in gynecologic cancer and robotic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Mirhashemi average 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Mirhashemi attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Mirhashemi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. His 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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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 practices adult hematology and adult oncology in Redondo Beach, CA. 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 is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CorVel, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lowe's office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Lowe attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Garth Green practices radiation oncology. He is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Green obtained his medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Green is accepting new patients.

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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. Dr. Makalinao is rated highly by his patients. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, Dr. Makalinao attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. Dr. Makalinao has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, he 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, who practices in La Mirada, CA, Long Beach, CA, and Downey, CA, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cheung is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. For his professional training, Dr. Cheung completed a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. 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 specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Beverly Hills, CA and Manhattan Beach, CA. Dr. Yampolsky honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He speaks Russian. He is professionally 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 an adult hematologist and adult 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. His residency was performed at VA Long Beach Healthcare System. Patient reviews placed Dr. Nishimoto at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Nishimoto is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is accepting 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. Dr. Thompson attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. He trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics for his residency. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with 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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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.