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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
7900 Rollins Road; Suite B1300
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Teresa Law practices adult oncology and medical oncology. She is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Dr. Law takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for her residency. Dr. Law has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
7900 Rollins Road; Suite B1300
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Adess practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has a special interest in gastrointestinal cancer. Dr. Adess honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Adess is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer

Specializes in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Hematology
7900 Rollins Road; Suite B1300
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Britt Hanson's areas of specialization are medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders); she sees patients in Gurnee, IL, Evanston, IL, and Highland Park, IL. Dr. Hanson has a special interest in urologic (genitourinary) cancer and melanoma. She is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Dr. Hanson attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Cancer, Melanoma

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
7900 Rollins Road; Suite B1300
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Ariel Polish is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Gurnee, IL, Hinsdale, IL, and Glenview, IL. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale and NorthShore Medical Group. Dr. Polish is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and a graduate of McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University's residency program. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Dean G Tsarwhas, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1475 E. Belvidere Road; Pavilion A: Cancer Center/physical Therapy Building
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Dean Tsarwhas is an adult oncologist and medical oncologist. Dr. Tsarwhas is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tsarwhas include lung cancer, non-hodgkin's lymphoma, and breast cancer. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His education and training includes medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Tsarwhas has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Tsarwhas is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Clinical Trials, Lung Cancer, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Colorectal Cancer, Breast Cancer, Prostate ... (Read more)

Dr. Neal P Christiansen, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1475 E. Belvidere Road; Pavilion A: Cancer Center/physical Therapy Building
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Neal Christiansen works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Lake Forest, IL, Glenview, IL, and Grayslake, IL. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Christiansen studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He trained at Michael Reese Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Christiansen's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Valerie M Nelson Lilly, MBA, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1475 E. Belvidere Road; Pavilion A: Cancer Center/physical Therapy Building
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Valerie Nelson practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Chicago, IL, Lake Forest, IL, and Grayslake, IL. Dr. Nelson graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Nilesh D Mehta, MD
Specializes in Other, Medical Oncology, Hematology
1025 Red Oak Lane; Suite 120
Lindenhurst, IL
 

Dr. Nilesh Mehta works as a medical oncologist and hematologist. Dr. Mehta graduated from Medical College Baroda and then he performed his residency at Weiss Memorial Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Vista Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Anshul B Bamrolia, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1025 Red Oak Lane; Suite 120
Lindenhurst, IL
 

Dr. Anshul Bamrolia's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Gurnee, IL and Lindenhurst, IL. Dr. Bamrolia is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Vista Health System. He obtained his medical school training at Medical College Baroda and performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Bamrolia is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Ira J Piel, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1425 N Hunt Club Road; Suite 301
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Ira Piel's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patient ratings for Dr. Piel average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Piel is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Piel welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center.

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What is Medical Oncology?

Medical oncologists are physicians who treat cancer through the use of medication, usually chemotherapy. Often a medical oncologist is the doctor in charge of a cancer patient’s health care, and this doctor may organize and coordinate all the care the patient receives, even that from other specialists.

Oncologist is a fancy word for a physician who treats cancer. There are three main types of oncologists: surgical oncologists perform surgery, radiation oncologists provide radiation therapy, and medical oncologists treat cancer with chemotherapy and other medication. There are also other distinctions between oncologists. For example, some oncologists specialize only in one or two tumor types (such as breast cancer or lung cancer), and pediatric oncologists only treat children and teens. However, all medical oncologists will be knowledgeable about the use of medicine to treat cancer.

While traditional chemotherapy is the most common medication used to treat cancer, other medications that a medical oncologist might use include hormonal therapies (such as Tamoxifen) or a newer kind of treatment called targeted therapy. Targeted therapy medications act only on cancer cells, while chemotherapy acts on all dividing cells in the body.

The care provided by medical oncologists usually begins when cancer is first suspected. They diagnose and stage cancer, or describe how serious it is. Medical oncologists are often the ones to explain to patients where their cancer is located, how severe their case is, and what treatment is recommended. They manage treatment and follow-up care after the cancer is removed, or they provide palliative care for patients whose cancer cannot be successfully treated.

Medical oncologists typically work with a group of health care providers that form a cancer team to provide care for each patient. The cancer team can include other physicians (such as oncologists and pathologists), oncological nurses, or social workers. Each specialist brings a very specific set of skills to the team, so working together as one unit, they offer a greater breadth of knowledge and skills for each patient.
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