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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 physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. He studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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 specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. On average, patients gave Dr. Goolsby a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of Université Libre de Bruxelles.

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

Dr. James Maze practices radiation oncology. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school 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 is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Hauskins is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine.

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Dr. Michael A Bergeron, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2770 3rd Avenue; # S350
Lake Charles, LA
 

Dr. Michael Bergeron is an adult hematologist and adult oncologist. Dr. Bergeron studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bergeron honors.

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Dr. Leroy E Fredericks, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2770 3rd Avenue; Suite 350
Lake Charles, LA
 

Dr. Leroy Fredericks specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Fredericks is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fredericks studied medicine at 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 Broussard is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Broussard is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. 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; 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.