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We found 7 oncologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Essential near Jupiter, FL.

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Dr. Marc Gerald Apple, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1240 S Old Dixie Highway
Jupiter, FL
 

Dr. Marc Apple practices radiation oncology in Weston, FL and Jupiter, FL. Dr. Apple's clinical interests include bladder cancer, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and thyroid cancer. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center, Henry Ford Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Apple is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Liver Tumor, Vulvar Cancer, Urologic Cancer, Brain Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1240 S Old Dixie Highway
Jupiter, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Addesa works as a radiation oncologist in Jupiter, FL. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Addesa studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Addesa (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Italian.

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Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
431 University Boulevard
Jupiter, FL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Reich specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology and practices in Jupiter, FL. Dr. Reich's patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinctions: South Florida Super Doctors and Boca Raton Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
431 University Boulevard
Jupiter, FL
 

Dr. Edit Tolnai's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. She practices in Jupiter, FL. She graduated from Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Tolnai has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
431 University Boulevard
Jupiter, FL
 

Dr. Henry Shapiro practices adult hematology and adult oncology. Patients gave Dr. Shapiro an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Boca Raton Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1240 S Old Dixie Highway; Suite 201
Jupiter, FL
 

Dr. Marcelle Bertrand's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Bertrand graduated from Free University of Brussels.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1240 S Old Dixie Highway
Jupiter, FL
 

Dr. Judith Armstrong is a Jupiter, FL physician who specializes in radiation oncology. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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.