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

Dr. Alex Makalinao specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Makalinao's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Filipino. Dr. Makalinao is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Makalinao is open to 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 physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Cheung studied medicine at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. His residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. In addition to English, Dr. Cheung speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and PIH Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Cheung's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Ramin Mirhashemi is a medical specialist in gynecologic oncology. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: gynecologic cancer and robotic surgery. Dr. Mirhashemi is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Mirhashemi attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Mirhashemi has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Mirhashemi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. Dr. Mirhashemi 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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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 is an adult hematologist and oncologist. He 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. Dr. Lowe studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CorVel, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Wade Nishimoto sees patients in Los Angeles, CA, El Segundo, CA, and Torrance, CA. His medical specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Nishimoto 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 residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Nishimoto's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Garth Green is a radiation oncology specialist in Torrance, CA and San Pedro, CA. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Green is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. He is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Green welcomes 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. 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 an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. After attending Stanford University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Stanford Hospital & Clinics.

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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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