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We found 5 oncologists who accept Harvard Pilgrim SSN near Boston, MA.

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

Dr. Matthew Hutter works as a general surgeon, surgical oncologist, and colon and rectal surgeon. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hutter include diverticular disease, stomach surgery, and colon surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hutter honors. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Hutter has an open panel.

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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 is a general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, and hepatobiliary surgery. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Warshaw honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Warshaw's practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital. His distinctions 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.

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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 specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He is especially interested in gastrointestinal surgery, hepatobiliary surgery, and melanoma. Dr. Cosimi is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cosimi accepts. He is open to new patients. Dr. Cosimi attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Cosimi include: Boston Super Doctors; Who's Who American Health Best Doctor In America; and American Society Of Transplant Surgeons.

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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 is an oncology (cancer care) and adult hematology specialist in Boston, MA. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. After completing medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Smith performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Smith has an open panel.

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

Dr. Wb Younger is a physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Younger include breast cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Younger trained at Boston Medical Center for his residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Younger accepts. Dr. Younger is open to new patients.

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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.