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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 gynecologic oncology specialist. Dr. Mirhashemi has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: gynecologic cancer and robotic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Mirhashemi graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Mirhashemi trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Mirhashemi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian.

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Clinical interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Robotic Surgery

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

Dr. Thomas Lowe sees patients in Torrance, CA and Redondo Beach, CA. His medical specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Lowe attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CorVel, and more. 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 is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Garth Green's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Green is 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 Dr. Green's office for an appointment.

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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 is a hematologist and oncologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Makalinao average 4.0 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Makalinao is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and performed his residency at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo. Dr. Makalinao has received the following distinction: 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 is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. 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. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Cheung has an open panel.

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

Dr. Henry Yampolsky is a specialist in radiation oncology. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yampolsky honors. 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 speaks Russian. Dr. Yampolsky is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He welcomes 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 practices adult hematology and adult oncology 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. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Nishimoto's education and training includes medical school at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine and the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and residency at VA Long Beach Healthcare System. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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. Dr. Thompson is professionally affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Dr. Thompson attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine.

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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.