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Dr. Eric Lamar Saunders, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1361 Citrus Tower Boulevard; Suite 101
Clermont, FL
 

Dr. Eric Saunders is a radiation oncologist in Orlando, FL and Clermont, FL. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Saunders trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Dr. Saunders is professionally affiliated with South Lake Hospital.

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Dr. Ahmed Al-Hazzouri, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1920 Don Wickham Drive; Suite 100
Clermont, FL
 

Dr. Ahmed Al-Hazzouri is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He works in Clermont, FL and Altamonte Springs, FL. He is professionally affiliated with South Lake Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Al-Hazzouri is a graduate of the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Al-Hazzouri completed his residency training at Cleveland Clinic. He speaks Arabic.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
1920 Don Wickham Drive; Suite 130
Clermont, FL
 

Dr. Maureen Holasek's area of specialization is radiation oncology. She is professionally affiliated with South Lake Hospital. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Holasek attended East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Holasek accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Hal M Jacobson, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1920 Don Wickham Drive; Suite 130
Clermont, FL
 

Dr. Hal Jacobson's specialty is radiation oncology. He is affiliated with South Lake Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Jacobson trained at Shands HealthCare for his residency. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jacobson honors. Dr. Jacobson has an open panel.

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Dr. Gopal R Kunta, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1361 Citrus Tower Boulevard; Suite 201
Clermont, FL
 

Dr. Gopal Kunta's medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Kunta is affiliated with South Lake Hospital. After attending NTR University of Health Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
1920 Don Wickham Drive; Suite 130
Clermont, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Kanski practices radiation oncology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Kanski attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1920 Don Wickham Drive; Suite 100
Clermont, FL
 

Dr. Meera Iyengar practices adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Iyengar honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Florida College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She is professionally affiliated with South Lake Hospital.

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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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