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Dr. Melissa Stuart Dillmon, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
255 W 5th Street Sw
Rome, GA
 

Dr. Melissa Dillmon's medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. After attending Wake Forest University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Dr. Dillmon is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is professionally affiliated with Harbin Clinic.

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Dr. Matthew Peter Mumber, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
255 W 5th Street Sw
Rome, GA
 

Dr. Matthew Mumber is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Mumber is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mumber takes. He is affiliated with Harbin Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Thomas Alvin Simpson Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
255 W 5th Street Sw
Rome, GA
 

Dr. Thomas Simpson is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Simpson takes. He graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Carraway Methodist Medical Center. Dr. Simpson is professionally affiliated with Harbin Clinic.

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Dr. Dilawar Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
255 W 5th Street Sw
Rome, GA
 

Dr. Dilawar Khan is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He works in Rome, GA. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee, Dr. Khan attended Allama Iqbal Medical College for medical school. Dr. Khan is affiliated with Harbin Clinic.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
255 W 5th Street Sw
Rome, GA
 

Dr. Gerald McCormick's medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. McCormick attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Dr. John Christopher Abdou, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
255 W 5th Street Sw
Rome, GA
 

Dr. John Abdou sees patients in Rome, GA. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abdou takes.

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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.