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Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
50 Staniford Street; 4th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Matthew Hutter's medical specialty is general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: diverticular disease, stomach surgery, and colon surgery. Dr. Hutter is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hutter is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Diverticular Disease, Hernia Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Abdominal Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Critical Care
55 Fruit Street; Wht 506
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Andrew Warshaw's specialties are general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Warshaw's education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cancer surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, and hepatobiliary surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Warshaw include: Doctor of the Year (Harry Andler Memorial Award) Rofeh International; James Ewing Medal, Society of Surgical Oncology; and Founder's Medal, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Warshaw is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Warshaw's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Pancreatic Surgery, Abdominal Surgery, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
165 Cambridge Street; Suite 301
Boston, MA
 

Dr. A. Cosimi's areas of specialization are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery); he sees patients in Boston, MA. Clinical interests for Dr. Cosimi include gastrointestinal surgery, hepatobiliary surgery, and melanoma. Dr. Cosimi is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Cosimi has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; Who's Who American Health Best Doctor In America; and American Society Of Transplant Surgeons. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hepatobiliary Surgery, Kidney Transplant, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Melanoma

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Specializes in Oncology, Adult Hematology
55 Fruit Street; Yaw 7
Boston, MA
 

Dr. David Smith's areas of specialization are oncology (cancer care) and adult hematology; he sees patients in Boston, MA. Dr. Smith offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. After completing medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Smith is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
55 Fruit Street; Yaw 9
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Wb Younger's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Younger's education and training includes medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and residency at Boston Medical Center. In his practice, Dr. Younger focuses on breast cancer. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Younger has an open panel.

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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.