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We found 4 oncologists who accept Unicare HMO near Arlington Heights, IL.

Dr. Josh Coskun Tunca, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Other, Obstetrics
345 West Northwest Highway
Palatine, IL
 

Dr. Josh Tunca practices gynecologic oncology and obstetrics in Palatine, IL and Schaumburg, IL. After attending Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Tunca completed his residency training at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He is especially interested in colposcopy, ovarian cancer, and chemotherapy. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors and US News Top Doctor. In addition to English, Dr. Tunca speaks Turkish. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Centegra Health System.

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Clinical interests: Colposcopy, Ovarian Cancer, Da Vinci Surgery, Laser Surgery, Chemotherapy

Dr. Randy S Rich, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
880 W Central Road; Suite 8200
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Randy Rich specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology and practices in Arlington Heights, IL. Patient ratings for Dr. Rich average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rich honors. Dr. Rich is a graduate of New York Medical College and a graduate of Naval Medical Center Portsmouth's residency program.

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Dr. Richard Scott Siegel, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
880 West Central Road; Suite 8200
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Richard Siegel's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology; he sees patients in Arlington Heights, IL. On average, patients gave Dr. Siegel a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Siegel has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Dr. Urszula A Sobol, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
880 W Central Road; Suite 8200
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Urszula Sobol's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Sobol takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She is conversant in Polish. Dr. Sobol is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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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.