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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 areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology; she sees patients in Rome, GA. Dr. Dillmon attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 radiation oncologist. He is professionally affiliated with Harbin Clinic. Dr. Mumber's education and training includes medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and residency 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.

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

Dr. Thomas Simpson's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology; he sees patients in Rome, GA. He is professionally affiliated with Harbin Clinic. Dr. Simpson is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and a graduate of Carraway Methodist Medical Center's residency program.

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

Dr. Dilawar Khan's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. He practices in Rome, GA. He studied medicine at Allama Iqbal Medical College. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Dr. Khan is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. 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 practices adult hematology and adult oncology in Rome, GA. After attending Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. McCormick completed his residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McCormick takes.

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

Dr. John Abdou's specialty is radiation oncology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abdou accepts.

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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.