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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1460 36th Street
Vero Beach, FL
 

Dr. Georgia Shapiro practices adult oncology and medical oncology in Vero Beach, FL. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shapiro accepts. Dr. Shapiro's education and training includes medical school at Ross University School of Medicine and residency at Medical Center of Central Georgia.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1000 36th Street; Indian River Regional Cancer Center, Irmc
Vero Beach, FL
 

Dr. John Petersen is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Vero Beach, FL. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Petersen attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School for residency.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
1880 37th Street; Suite 1
Vero Beach, FL
 

Dr. Raul Storey-Rojas specializes in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1460 36th Street
Vero Beach, FL
 

Dr. Michaela Scott is a physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Scott takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, BlueSelect, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1460 36th Street
Vero Beach, FL
 

Dr. Frederick Weeks specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology and practices in Vero Beach, FL. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and BlueSelect, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1460 36th Street
Vero Beach, FL
 

Dr. William McGarry is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist in Vero Beach, FL. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and BlueSelect, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1000 36th Street; Indian River Regional Cancer Center
Vero Beach, FL
 

Dr. Stuart Byer practices radiation oncology. Dr. Byer takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine.

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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.