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

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

Dr. Marc Apple, who practices in Weston, FL and Jupiter, FL, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Apple is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and thyroid cancer. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Orlando Regional Medical Center, Henry Ford Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut for residency.

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

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

Dr. Anthony Addesa is a specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Addesa is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school 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's medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Reich is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 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. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include South Florida Super Doctors and Boca Raton Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Henry Shapiro's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. He practices in Jupiter, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Shapiro average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shapiro honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the following distinction: Boca Raton Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Edit Tolnai's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tolnai is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine.

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

Dr. Marcelle Bertrand is a hematologist and adult oncologist. Dr. Bertrand studied medicine at Free University of Brussels. The average patient rating for Dr. Bertrand is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes 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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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1240 S Old Dixie Highway
Jupiter, FL
 

Dr. Judith Armstrong is a radiation oncology specialist in Jupiter, FL. She honors 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.
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