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We found 4 oncologists who accept Medicare near Calhoun, GA.

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Specializes in Urology, Surgical Oncology
1035 Red Bud Road Ne; Suite 201
Calhoun, GA
 

Dr. Hak Lee specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He is an in-network provider for Health Net and Medicare insurance. Dr. Lee attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
100 Willowbrook Way Se
Calhoun, GA
 

Dr. James Turner's medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Turner attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1035 Red Bud Road Ne
Calhoun, GA
 

Dr. Sheela Hanasoge's medical specialty is radiation oncology. She is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Surgical Oncology
1035 Redbud Road; Suite 105
Calhoun, GA
 

Dr. Joel Box is a surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Calhoun, GA. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Box is a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia.

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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.