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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
111 Beach Road
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Neal Fischbach's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Fischbach's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Fischbach is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Cancer

Dr. Kimberly Lauren Johung, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
5520 Park Avenue; Garden Level
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Kimberly Johung is a radiation oncologist in New Haven, CT and Trumbull, CT. She graduated from Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Johung's training includes a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Johung's professional affiliations include Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, Griffin Hospital, and Yale New Haven Health System. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Bruce Andrew McGibbon, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
267 Grant Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Bruce McGibbon's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McGibbon welcomes new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Cancer Screening, Thyroid Cancer, Brachytherapy, Brain Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
111 Beach Road
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Robert Folman's specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Folman is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Folman's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Colorectal Problems, Lung Cancer, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
5520 Park Avenue; Suite 203
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. David Witt's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Trumbull, CT and New Haven, CT. In addition to English, Dr. Witt (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Witt trained at Lenox Hill Hospital for his residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Iron Deficiency Anemia, Leukemia, Coagulation ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
5520 Park Avenue; Suite Mg-600
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Salley Pels sees patients in New Haven, CT and Trumbull, CT. Her medical specialties are pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. These areas are among her clinical interests: idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), thrombophilia (clotting disorders), and cancer. She honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pels is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. Pels trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for her residency. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Platelet Disorders, Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, Blood Disorders, Hemophilia, Cancer, Blood ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
111 Beach Road
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Jerry Malefatto's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Malefatto is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Malefatto accepts. He has an open panel. Dr. Malefatto graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Cancer

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
425 Post Road
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Sandhya Dhanjal is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She works in New Haven, CT and Fairfield, CT. Her education and training includes medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Dhanjal takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Dhanjal (or staff) speaks Sign Language, Spanish, and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Dhanjal welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Liver Tumor, Breast Issues, Iron Deficiency Anemia, Colon Problems, Solid Tumor, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Clinical Pathology, Adult Hematology, Medical Oncology
267 Grant Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Brian Smith's medical specialty is clinical pathology, adult hematology, and medical oncology. Dr. Smith attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. His residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Smith is affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Flow Cytometry, Musculoskeletal Problems, Leukemia, Bone Marrow Transplant, Stem Cell ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
5520 Park Avenue; Suite Mg-600
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Farzana Pashankar specializes in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology and practices in Trumbull, CT and New Haven, CT. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Pashankar's office for an appointment. Her education and training includes medical school at B.J. Medical College, Pune and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. Dr. Pashankar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Solid Tumor, Bone Marrow Transplant, Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Thalassemia

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Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
267 Grant Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Sajid Khan's specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He practices in New Haven, CT, Trumbull, CT, and Bridgeport, CT. Dr. Khan is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Khan is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University. He trained at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Liver Tumor, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Pancreatic Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
5520 Park Avenue; Suite Mg-600
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Joseph McNamara sees patients in Guilford, CT, Trumbull, CT, and Old Saybrook, CT. His medical specialties are pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. In addition to English, he speaks Italian. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After completing medical school at the University of Genoa Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Dr. McNamara performed his residency at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. McNamara average 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McNamara takes. Dr. McNamara welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, Bone Marrow Exam, Solid Tumor, Leukemia, Hemochromatosis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
5520 Park Avenue; Garden Level
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Justin Persico's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Persico is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Persico trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for his residency.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Cancer

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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Obstetrics
267 Grant Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Masoud Azodi is a gynecologic oncologist and obstetrician in New Haven, CT and Bridgeport, CT. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Azodi is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He welcomes new patients. After attending Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Aultman Hospital. Dr. Azodi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Romanian, Spanish, and German.

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Clinical interests: Vaginal Cancer, Vulvar Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Da Vinci Surgery, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Obstetrics
267 Grant Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Dan-Arin Silasi is a gynecologic oncology and obstetrics specialist. Dr. Silasi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean, Romanian, and Spanish. Dr. Silasi is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He obtained his medical school training at International and performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Vaginal Cancer, Vulvar Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Laparoscopic Surgery, Da Vinci Surgery, Minimally ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
5520 Park Avenue; Suite Mg-600
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Gary Kupfer's areas of specialization are pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. Dr. Kupfer attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cancer. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kupfer is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kupfer's 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.