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

Dr. Mohammad Khan is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Khan accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine.

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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 a hematologist and adult oncologist in Lake Charles, LA and New Orleans, LA. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Goolsby studied medicine at Université Libre de Bruxelles.

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

Dr. James Maze's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Maze is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Larry Hauskins, who practices in Lake Charles, LA, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Hauskins attended medical school 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 Broussard is a physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Broussard graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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

Dr. Michael Bergeron is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist in Lake Charles, LA. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Bergeron 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 is a physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Fredericks is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Fredericks honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.