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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
601 E Dixie Avenue; Suite 1001
Leesburg, FL
 

Dr. Sandeep Thaper is a hematologist and oncologist in Leesburg, FL. Dr. Thaper (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. He attended medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College. Dr. Thaper's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Dr. Alison Ruth Calkins, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
301 S Lake Street
Leesburg, FL
 

Dr. Alison Calkins' specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Calkins is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. After attending Indiana University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. She is rated highly by her patients. She accepts United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, CorVel, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Calkins's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Hal Martin Jacobson, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
301 South Lake Street
Leesburg, FL
 

Dr. Hal Jacobson is a radiation oncology specialist. He is affiliated with South Lake Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Jacobson studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He trained at Shands HealthCare for residency.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
9846 Us Highway 441
Leesburg, FL
 

Dr. Christophe Soprenuk's medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Soprenuk accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Dr. Michael Earl Galloway, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
301 South Lake Street
Leesburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Galloway's specialty is radiation oncology. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Galloway honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
9832 Us Highway 441; Suite 101
Leesburg, FL
 

Dr. Suneeta Pinnamaneni is a specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. She works in Leesburg, FL. She accepts 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.