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We found 1 oncologists who accepts United Healthcare PPO near Mchenry, IL.

Dr. Chilakamarri Yeshwant MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
4305 Medical Center Drive Suite; 1 Sage Cancer Center
McHenry, IL
(815) 363-0066

Dr. Chilakamarri Yeshwant sees patients in Elgin, IL, Huntley, IL, and Hoffman Estates, IL. His medical specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. His clinical interests include cancer and blood disorders. Dr. Yeshwant is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Osmania Medical College and then he performed his residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Yeshwant (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Yeshwant is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Centegra Health System.

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Clinical interests: Hematology, Oncology



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.