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We found 7 oncologists who accept BlueCare All Copay 1491 near Tavares, FL.

Dr. Ralph Gousse, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
4100 Waterman Way
Tavares, FL
 

Dr. Ralph Gousse works as a hematologist and oncologist in Apopka, FL, Tavares, FL, and Oviedo, FL. He is professionally affiliated with South Lake Hospital and Central Florida Regional Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Gousse's medical residency was performed at St. John's Episcopal Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Gousse (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole.

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Clinical interests: Vulvar Cancer, Kaposi's Sarcoma, Sickle Cell Disease, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Oral Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
2010 Nightingale Lane
Tavares, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Brabham's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Brabham is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
4100 Waterman Way
Tavares, FL
 

Dr. Roy Ambinder is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist. He is an in-network provider for 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 Urology, Surgical Oncology
717 North Donnelly Street
Mount Dora, FL
 

Dr. Jack Cassell is an urologist and cancer surgeon in Mount Dora, FL. His average rating from his patients is 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cassell 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 Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
9832 Us Hwy 441; Suite 101
Leesburg, FL
 

Dr. Rambabu Tummala sees patients in Leesburg, FL. His medical specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Surgical Oncology
1879 Nightingale Lane; Suite B4
Tavares, FL
 

Dr. Borys Mascarenhas is a surgical oncologist in Tavares, 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.

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

Dr. Suneeta Pinnamaneni works as an oncologist and medical oncologist in Leesburg, FL. She honors 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.