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We found 5 oncologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueSelect Everyday Health near Lecanto, FL.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
521 N Lecanto Highway
Lecanto, FL
 

Dr. Gustavo Fonseca, who practices in Inverness, FL and Lecanto, FL, is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He studied medicine at the University of the North. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fonseca honors.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
522 N. Lecanto Highway
Lecanto, FL
 

Dr. Charles Bennett specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Ocala, FL and Lecanto, FL. 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 is a graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
521 N Lecanto Highway
Lecanto, FL
 

Dr. Verramaneni Rao's medical specialty is adult oncology and medical oncology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rao accepts.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
521 N Lecanto Highway
Lecanto, FL
 

Dr. Sunil Gandhi's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology; he sees patients in Lecanto, FL. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Gandhi honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He studied medicine at S.N. Medical College, Agra and Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3406 N Lecanto Highway; Suite A
Beverly Hills, FL
 

Dr. Jayanth Rao's specialty is 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.

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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.