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Dr. Gray Gray Bowen, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
901 Tamiami Trail S; Suite A1
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Gray Swor's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Swor is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Before completing Dr. Swor's residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Swor attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Swor accepts 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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Dr. John E Sylvester, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
901 Tamiami Trail S; Suite A1
Venice, FL
 

Dr. John Sylvester practices radiation oncology in Venice, FL and Lakewood Ranch, FL. Dr. Sylvester attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Dr. Alan Harry Porter, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
901 Tamiami Tr., S.
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Alan Porter's specialty is radiation oncology. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Porter takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Porter attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Dr. David J Rice, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
959 Venice Avenue, E.
Venice, FL
 

Dr. David Rice works as a radiation oncologist in Port Charlotte, FL, Fort Myers, FL, and Venice, FL. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Rice attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Dr. Larry N Silverman, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
901 Tamiami Trail S; Suite A1
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Larry Silverman's medical specialty is radiation oncology. 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 attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency. Dr. Silverman is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Dr. Stephen J Patrice, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
901 Tamiami Trail S; Suite A1
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Patrice works as a radiation oncologist. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University. Dr. Patrice takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Dr. Dwight L Fitch, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
959 Venice Avenue, E.
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Dwight Fitch works as a radiation oncologist in Sarasota, FL, Port Charlotte, FL, and Fort Myers, FL. Dr. Fitch is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at Beaumont Hospitals for residency. Dr. Fitch honors 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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Dr. Mary Koshy, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
901 Tamiami Trail S; Suite A1
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Mary Koshy is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Koshy is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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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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