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We found 6 oncologists who accept Humana Silver 3800/HMO Premier near Lithonia, GA.

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Specializes in Oncology, General Surgery
5900 Hillandale Drive; Suite 335
Lithonia, GA
 

Dr. April Speed is a general surgery and oncology (cancer care) specialist in Conyers, GA and Lithonia, GA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Speed include breast surgery and breast cancer. She is a graduate of Morehouse School of Medicine. Dr. Speed accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery, Breast Cancer

Dr. Tonya Echols Echols, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
2745 Dekalb Medical Parkway
Lithonia, GA
 

Dr. Tonya Cole practices radiation oncology in Decatur, GA, Atlanta, GA, and Lithonia, GA. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Cole (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Chinese. Dr. Cole's professional affiliations include WellStar and North Fulton Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Stereotactic Radiosurgery

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2476 Dekalb Medical Way; Suite 110
Lithonia, GA
 

Dr. Celia Mamby's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. She practices in Lithonia, GA. She graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. On average, patients gave Dr. Mamby a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Richard A Carter, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1498 Klondike Road; Suite 106
Conyers, GA
 

Dr. Richard Carter, who practices in Conyers, GA, is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He is affiliated with Atlanta Cancer Care (ACC). He attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Carter's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Carter has received professional recognition including the following: Atlanta Super Doctors.

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Dr. Simbo Oluwabusuyi Aduloju, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2745 Dekalb Medical Way; Suite 110
Lithonia, GA
 

Dr. Simbo Aduloju is an adult hematologist and oncologist in Decatur, GA and Lithonia, GA. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1498 Klondike Road; Suite 106
Conyers, GA
 

Dr. Megan McKee, who practices in Conyers, GA, is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. After completing medical school at Emory University School of Medicine, Dr. McKee performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to 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.