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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
289 Sw Stonegate Terrace; Suite #103
Lake City, FL
 

Dr. Uma Iyer's medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University, Dr. Iyer attended Stanley Medical College for medical school. She 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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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
289 Sw Stonegate Terr; Suite #103
Lake City, FL
 

Dr. Vernon Montoya is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist. He is a graduate of the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center and a graduate of Booth Memorial Hospital's residency program. Dr. Montoya takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4520 W Us Highway 90
Lake City, FL
 

Dr. Martin Holzman is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Holzman is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Holzman has received the following distinctions: *additional Specialty In Radiation Oncology*; **additional Board Certification In Radiation; and Oncology**.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Radiation Oncology
795 Sw State Rd 47
Lake City, FL
 

Dr. Mark Thompson works as a hospice and palliative medicine specialist and radiation oncologist in Lake City, FL and City, FL. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Thompson takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Internal Medicine
4520 W Us Highway 90
Lake City, FL
 

Dr. Bobby Harrison is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Harrison is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She graduated from East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
289 Sw Stonegate Terrace; Suite 103
Lake City, FL
 

Dr. Waseem Khan is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He works in Lake City, FL. Dr. Khan is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.