We found 49 providers matching chemotherapy and who accept Humana near Westwood, KS.

Dr. Julia Ann Chapman, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
2650 Shawnee Mission Parkway; Level 2-cancer Center, Westwood Medical Pavilion and The Richard An.
Westwood, KS
 

Dr. Julia Chapman specializes in gynecologic oncology and practices in Kansas City, KS and Westwood, KS. Her clinical interests include laparoscopic lymphadenectomy, paracentesis, and pelvic reconstructive surgery. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Chapman is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Chapman has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , chemotherapy

All Interests: Paracentesis, Vaginal Cancer, Hysteroscopy, Vulvar Cancer, Labor and Delivery, Ovarian Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mehmood Hussain Hashmi, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2330 Shawnee Mission Parkway; Suite 210
Westwood, KS
 

Dr. Mehmood Hashmi is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist in Topeka, KS and Westwood, KS. Dr. Hashmi (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Hashmi include bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and chemotherapy. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Dow Medical College and performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Hashmi is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , chemotherapy

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Adrenal Cancer, Chemotherapy, Testicular Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephanie Lynn Schutt, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2316 East Meyer Blvd 1 West
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Stephanie Graff's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology. After attending the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Clinical interests for Dr. Graff include colon cancer, gynecologic cancer, and thyroid cancer. She is rated highly by her patients. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Graff is affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , intrathecal chemotherapy (into the spinal fluid)

All Interests: Breast Pain, Intrathecal Chemotherapy, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Rectal Problems, PET Scan, ... (Read more)

Dr. Verda Josephine Hunter-Hicks, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
6400 Prospect Avenue; Suite 310
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Verda Hicks is a gynecologic oncology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Hicks include da vinci surgery. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hicks accepts. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. Dr. Hicks's training includes residency programs at Duke University Medical Center and Union Memorial Hospital. She has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Menorah Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , intrathecal chemotherapy (into the spinal fluid)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Blood Cancers, Intrathecal Chemotherapy, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Clinical Trials, ... (Read more)

Dr. Siddhartha Ganguly, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Adult Hematology
2330 Shawnee Mission Parkway; Suite 210
Westwood, KS
 

Dr. Siddhartha Ganguly is a Westwood, KS physician who specializes in oncology (cancer care) and adult hematology. His areas of expertise include platelet disorders, swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), and clinical trials. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ganguly graduated from Medical College and Hospital Kolkata. Dr. Ganguly's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Ganguly (or staff) is conversant in Bengali and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , chemotherapy

All Interests: Platelet Disorders, Clinical Trials, Immunization, Myeloproliferative Disorders, Research, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stuart W Hinton, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
9301 W 74th Street; Suite 100
Shawnee Mission, KS
 

Dr. Stuart Hinton is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Before performing his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Dr. Hinton attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, platelet disorders, and throat cancer. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hinton takes. Dr. Hinton has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health, Providence Hospital, and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , chemotherapy

All Interests: Research, Urologic Cancer, Bone Cancer, Liver Cancer, Thoracic Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Priyanka Surana, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2330 Shawnee Mission Parkway; Suite 210, Ms 5003
Westwood, KS
 

Dr. Priyanka Sharma's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. She practices in Westwood, KS. Dr. Sharma graduated from Medical College Baroda. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. These areas are among her clinical interests: fine needle aspiration (FNA), chemotherapy, and breast cancer. Dr. Sharma is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sharma (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , chemotherapy

All Interests: Fine Needle Aspiration, Clinical Trials, Breast Issues, Research, Cancer Prevention, Chemotherapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sunil H Abhyankar, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2330 Shawnee Mission Parkway; Ms 5003
Westwood, KS
 

Dr. Sunil Abhyankar sees patients in Westwood, KS. His medical specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. He attended Seth G.S. Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY) for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: leukemia, chemotherapy, and apheresis. Dr. Abhyankar is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Abhyankar (or staff) speaks Marathi and Hindi. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , chemotherapy

All Interests: Clinical Trials, Research, Blood and Marrow Transplant, Blood Disorders, Leukemia, Chemotherapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Kent Williamson, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
2330 Shawnee Mission Parkway
Westwood, KS
 

Dr. Stephen Williamson's areas of specialization are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, throat cancer, and rectal cancer. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Williamson accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , chemotherapy

All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Clinical Trials, Research, Anal Cancer, Cancer Pain, Liver Cancer, Thoracic Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy Joseph Pluard, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
4321 Washington Street; Suite 4000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Timothy Pluard specializes in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Pluard honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. His professional affiliations include Liberty Hospital, Hedrick Medical Center, and Saint Luke's East Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Breast Cancer

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Dr. Robert E Pluenneke, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2650 Shawnee Mission Parkway; Level 2-cancer Center, Westwood Medical Pavilion and The Richard An.
Westwood, KS
 

Dr. Robert Pluenneke is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. These areas are among Dr. Pluenneke's clinical interests: bladder cancer, platelet disorders, and thyroid cancer. The average patient rating for Dr. Pluenneke is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. Pluenneke attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Pluenneke is professionally affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Barry Road.

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Relevant Interests: , chemotherapy

All Interests: Research, Urologic Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Gastritis, Sickle Cell ... (Read more)

Dr. Prakash Chandra Neupane, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2330 Shawnee Mission Parkway
Westwood, KS
 

Dr. Prakash Neupane's medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. He attended Tribhuvan University Institute of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Neupane include throat cancer, lung cancer, and swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy). Dr. Neupane honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Neupane (or staff) is conversant in Nepali and Hindi. Dr. Neupane is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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All Interests: Clinical Trials, Research, Lymph Node Problems, Thoracic Cancer, Throat Cancer, Swollen Lymph ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard J Mundis, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2650 Shawnee Mission Parkway; Level 2-cancer Center, Westwood Medical Pavilion and The Richard An.
Westwood, KS
 

Dr. Richard Mundis is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, platelet disorders, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Mundis's professional affiliations include The University of Kansas Hospital and Carondelet Health. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mundis honors. Dr. Mundis is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Immunization, Research, Urologic Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Gastritis, Sickle Cell Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sarah A Taylor, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
2330 Shawnee Mission Parkway
Westwood, KS
 

Dr. Sarah Taylor is an adult oncologist, medical oncologist, and hematologist in Westwood, KS. Dr. Taylor's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, rectal cancer, and throat cancer. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Taylor honors. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. She has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Taylor is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , chemotherapy

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Thyroid Cancer, Clinical Trials, Research, Urologic Cancer, Anal Cancer, Brain ... (Read more)

Dr. Anne Meredith Kobbermann, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
2340 E Meyer Boulevard; Building 2 Suite 598
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Anne Kobbermann works as a general surgeon and surgical oncologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Kobbermann is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kobbermann's areas of expertise include breast cancer surgery, lung cancer, and anemia. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Kobbermann attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Overland Park Regional Medical Center and Menorah Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , intrathecal chemotherapy (into the spinal fluid)

All Interests: Blood Cancers, Intrathecal Chemotherapy, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Clinical Trials, Breast Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. William Thoma Stephenson II, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1 West; 2316 East Meyer Boulevard
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. William Stephenson's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Kansas City, MO, Belton, MO, and Harrisonville, MO. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stephenson include pain, colon cancer, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Stephenson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Lee's Summit Medical Center. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia for residency. Dr. Stephenson is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , intrathecal chemotherapy (into the spinal fluid) , chemotherapy

All Interests: Intrathecal Chemotherapy, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Rectal Problems, PET Scan, Gynecologic Cancer, ... (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.