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Mrs. Alka Arora MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
1111 Blackwood Avenue
Ocoee, FL
(321) 843-7440; (407) 351-1002

Dr. Alka Arora is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Arora (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. She graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College and Dow Medical College. Dr. Arora's medical residency was performed at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. She 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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Clinical interests: * Bone Marrow Biopsy * Thoracentesis, * Acute Leukemia * Anal and Rectal Cancer * Anemia * ... (Read more)

Dr. Mickey Liao MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology, Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
1111 Blackwood Avenue
Ocoee, FL
(321) 843-7440; (407) 648-3800

Dr. Mickey Liao is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and geriatrics (elderly care). He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health. Dr. Liao graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is in-network for 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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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.