We found 5 oncologists who accept Humana Open Access near Jupiter, FL.

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

Dr. Marc Apple is a specialist in radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Apple include bladder cancer, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and thyroid cancer. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Apple obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center, Henry Ford Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

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

Dr. Elizabeth Reich is a physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Reich 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Reich include: 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 is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Tolnai honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended medical school at Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine.

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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 in Jupiter, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shapiro honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. 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 is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She 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. Dr. Bertrand graduated from Free University of Brussels.

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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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