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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
401 Dr Michael Debakey Drive; Suite 200
Lake Charles, LA
 

Dr. Mohammad Khan specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. He graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khan honors.

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Dr. Henry Jackson Goolsby III, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
780 Bayou Pines E
Lake Charles, LA
 

Dr. Henry Goolsby is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Goolsby honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Université Libre de Bruxelles. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1701 Oak Park Boulevard
Lake Charles, LA
 

Dr. James Maze's specialty is radiation oncology. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2770 3rd Avenue; # S350
Lake Charles, LA
 

Dr. Michael Broussard sees patients in Lake Charles, LA. His medical specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Broussard is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
524 S Ryan Street
Lake Charles, LA
 

Dr. Larry Hauskins is a radiation oncology specialist. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2770 3rd Avenue; # S350
Lake Charles, LA
 

Dr. Michael Bergeron's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology; he sees patients in Lake Charles, LA. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2770 3rd Avenue; Suite 350
Lake Charles, LA
 

Dr. Leroy Fredericks' areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology; dr. Leroy Fredericks sees patients in Lake Charles, LA. Dr. Fredericks takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fredericks attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2770 3rd Avenue; Suite 350
Lake Charles, LA
 

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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.