We found 5 oncologists who accept BlueCare near Lecanto, FL.

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

Dr. Gustavo Fonseca is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist. Dr. Fonseca graduated from the University of the North. He 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, Other
522 N. Lecanto Highway
Lecanto, FL
 

Dr. Charles Bennett sees patients in Ocala, FL and Lecanto, FL. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. He graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. Dr. Bennett takes 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 Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
521 N Lecanto Highway
Lecanto, FL
 

Dr. Verramaneni Rao works as an adult oncologist and medical oncologist in Lecanto, FL. 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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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
521 N Lecanto Highway
Lecanto, FL
 

Dr. Sunil Gandhi is a hematologist and oncologist in Lecanto, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. 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. Dr. Gandhi is a graduate of 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 practices radiation oncology. Dr. Rao is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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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