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UCHealth - Ann Mellott MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
676 N. St. Clair; Suite 2140
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Ann Mellott works as an adult hematologist and oncologist. Dr. Mellott has indicated that her clinical interests include cancer and blood disorders. She is affiliated with the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Swedish Covenant Hospital. She attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Mellott average 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Mellott has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Blood Disorders, Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 101
  • Uninsured Cost: $636 - $996
  • Medicare Cost: $113 - $142
Dr. James Alfred Wallace, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Geriatrics
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. James Wallace is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cancer. Dr. Wallace is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Wallace attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school.

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Clinical Interests: Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 72
  • Uninsured Cost: $386 - $456
  • Medicare Cost: $133 - $137
Dr. Daniela Elena Matei, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
250 E Superior Street; Ste 4-420
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Daniela Matei's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Matei include ovarian cancer, chemotherapy, and endometrial cancer. Her professional affiliations include Indianapolis VA Medical Center, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Matei accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Matei has an open panel. She graduated from Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. For her residency, Dr. Matei trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Matei speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , chemotherapy

All Interests: Clinical Trials, Ovarian Cancer, Endometrial Cancer, Chemotherapy, Cervical Cancer

Dr. Sheetal Ujjwal Kircher, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
675 N Saint Clair Ste 21-100; Galter Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Sheetal Kircher's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her clinical interests include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and anal cancer. Dr. Kircher takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. Before completing her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Kircher attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Dr. Kircher is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Liver Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Anal Cancer, Pancreatic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $940
  • Medicare Cost: $152
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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
5841 S Maryland Avenue # Mc2050; Univ of Chicago, Dept Ob Gyn
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Nita Lee's specialty is gynecologic oncology. She is conversant in Spanish. In Dr. Lee's practice, she is particularly interested in ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, and cancer survivorship. Her education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , chemotherapy

All Interests: Vaginal Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Vulva Problems, Cancer Survivorship, ... (Read more)

Dr. Regina Michelle Gandica, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 2140; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Regina Stein's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Stein's areas of expertise include leukemia, testicular cancer, and pain management. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. On average, patients gave Dr. Stein a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Kidney Cancer, Sarcoma, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Blood Disorders, Leukemia, Urologic Disorders, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 42
  • Uninsured Cost: $910
  • Medicare Cost: $146
Dr. Mark Farrel Kozloff, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Mark Kozloff is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kozloff include rectal cancer, lung cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Kozloff accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at Michael Reese Hospital. Dr. Kozloff has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Blood Disorders, Lung ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 32
  • Uninsured Cost: $300
  • Medicare Cost: $152
Dr. Jason Benjamin Kaplan, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 2140; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jason Kaplan's medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Kaplan has indicated that his clinical interests include leukemia and lymphoma. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Aetna HSA, and Humana HMO. Before completing his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Kaplan attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kaplan is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Blood Cancers, Leukemia, Lymphoma

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 48
  • Uninsured Cost: $429
  • Medicare Cost: $144
Dr. John Robert Lurain III, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
250 E Superior Street; Ste 4-420
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. John Lurain is a physician who specializes in gynecologic oncology. His areas of expertise include colposcopy, ovarian cancer, and chemotherapy. Dr. Lurain has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Magee Women's Hospital. Dr. Lurain has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chemotherapy

All Interests: Colposcopy, Ovarian Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Chemotherapy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 84
  • Uninsured Cost: $936
  • Medicare Cost: $150
Dr. Steven B Newman, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
676 N Saint Clair Street; Arkes 2140
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Steven Newman works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Glenview, IL and Chicago, IL. His areas of expertise include leukemia, lung cancer, and hodgkin's lymphoma. Dr. Newman takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Newman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Sarcoma, Leukemia, Bone Marrow Transplant, Lung Cancer, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Lymphoma, Head and Neck ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 45
  • Uninsured Cost: $904
  • Medicare Cost: $145
Dr. Shohreh Shahabi, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
250 E Superior Street; Ste 4-420
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Shohreh Shahabi specializes in gynecologic oncology and practices in Chicago, IL. She obtained her medical school training at Université Libre de Bruxelles and performed her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Shahabi's areas of expertise include colposcopy, ovarian cancer, and chemotherapy. She accepts Humana HMO, Child Health Plus, and Humana Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shahabi (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Shahabi is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chemotherapy

All Interests: Colposcopy, Vulvar Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jessica Kaplan Altman, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
820 South Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jessica Altman is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. These areas are among Dr. Altman's clinical interests: myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), acute leukemia, and anemia. Dr. Altman is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Altman is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Altman is accepting new patients. Dr. Altman obtained Dr. Altman's medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed Dr. Altman's residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Myelodysplastic Syndromes, Leukemia, Acute Leukemia, Anemia, Chronic Leukemia

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 157
  • Uninsured Cost: $326 - $1,018
  • Medicare Cost: $81 - $152
Dr. Al B Benson III, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
820 South Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Al Benson is an adult oncology and medical oncology specialist. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, anal cancer, and stomach cancer. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Benson honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Benson's education and training includes medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Liver Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Stomach ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 150
  • Uninsured Cost: $326 - $1,018
  • Medicare Cost: $81 - $152
Dr. Shira Naomi Dinner, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
675 N Saint Clair Ste 21-100; Galter Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Shira Dinner is an adult hematologist and oncologist in Chicago, IL. Dr. Dinner accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $940
  • Medicare Cost: $152
Dr. Sarika Jain, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
675 N Saint Clair Street Ste 21-100; Suite 1000
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Sarika Jain works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Chicago, IL. She is especially interested in breast cancer. Dr. Jain accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for her residency. Dr. Jain is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Breast Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 59
  • Uninsured Cost: $940
  • Medicare Cost: $151
Dr. Mario Javier Pineda, PhD, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
250 E Superior Street; Suite 05-2168
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Mario Pineda specializes in gynecologic oncology. He graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, ovarian cancer, and chemotherapy. Dr. Pineda honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Pineda is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chemotherapy

All Interests: Colposcopy, Vaginal Cancer, Vulvar Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Laser Surgery, ... (Read more)

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What is Chemotherapy?

Chemotherapy is the use of powerful medicines to treat cancer and autoimmune diseases, like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. There are over 100 anti-cancer drugs available today. These medications may be used alone, in combination with each other, or with alternative forms of treatment, like radiation therapy and surgery. The choice of drug and method of administration are determined by the type of disease and the patient's overall health. Some common ways chemotherapy may be given are:

  • Intravenously, where the medication is given through a needle inserted into your vein. This is the most frequently used method of chemotherapy administration.
  • By mouth, in tablet, capsule, or liquid form. Not all anti-cancer drugs can be taken this way because they can be destroyed by stomach acids, or the body cannot absorb them through the lining of the stomach and intestines.
  • By injection, which uses a needle and syringe to administer chemotherapy either subcutaneously or intramuscularly. Subcutaneous injections go just under the skin, while intramuscular injections go through the skin and into the muscle. Methotrexate, a medication widely used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and many types of cancer, can be given intramuscularly and subcutaneously.
  • Intra-arterially, where the drugs are given directly into the artery that supplies blood to the tumor. Intra-arterial chemotherapy is most often used for liver cancer.
  • Intrathecally, where the medication is delivered into the spinal fluid. This type of chemotherapy is used to treat cancers that have spread to the brain or spinal cord.
  • Intrapleurally, where anti-cancer drugs are administered into the space between the lung’s outer surface and the inner lining of the chest cavity. Patients with lung cancer may receive this type of chemotherapy.
  • Intravesically, where the medicine is given through a tube that is inserted into the bladder. Intravesical chemotherapy only affects the cells lining the inside of the bladder, so it is often used to treat early-stage bladder cancer.
In the process of killing abnormal cells, chemotherapy drugs can also harm healthy cells. This is why many patients who receive anti-cancer drug treatments experience side effects like fatigue, nausea, hair loss, pain while swallowing, mouth sores, shortness of breath, weight changes, and fertility issues. Keeping track of side effects you experience, along with details like how often they occur or how severe they are, can help your doctor better customize your chemotherapy regimen.

Chemotherapy is a powerful treatment for cancer and some autoimmune disorders, but it may not be able to eliminate the diseases at their advanced stages. Even if this is the case, your doctor may still include it in your treatment plan to help ease symptoms of your condition or prevent the disease from progressing.