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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1708 Forest Drive; Suite 101
Corbin, KY
 

Dr. Mridula Vinjamuri is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist. She is a graduate of Guntur Medical College. Dr. Vinjamuri accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1707 Cumberland Falls Highway; Suite U2
Corbin, KY
 

Dr. Robin Reams practices radiation oncology. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Reams attended medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1707 Cumberland Falls Highway Suite; U2
Corbin, KY
 

Dr. Abigail Byrnes' specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. She practices in Corbin, KY. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1 Trillium Way
Corbin, KY
 

Dr. Tyrus White is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist in Corbin, KY and Lexington, KY. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. White attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1707 Cumberland Falls Highway
Corbin, KY
 

Dr. William Richards practices radiation oncology. Before completing his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center and Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix, Dr. Richards attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1 Trillium Way
Corbin, KY
 

Dr. Swati Yalamanchi's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Yalamanchi is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.