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We found 4 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's medical specialty is general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. After attending Harvard Medical School, he completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. His areas of expertise include diverticular disease, stomach surgery, and colon surgery. Dr. Hutter is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Hutter is accepting 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
165 Cambridge Street; Suite 301
Boston, MA
 

Dr. A. Benedict Cosimi's areas of specialization are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery); he sees patients in Boston, MA. Dr. Cosimi attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. His areas of clinical interest consist of gastrointestinal surgery, hepatobiliary surgery, and melanoma. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Boston Super Doctors; Who's Who American Health Best Doctor In America; and American Society Of Transplant Surgeons. Dr. Cosimi is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. 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, who practices in Boston, MA, is a medical specialist in oncology (cancer care) and adult hematology. Dr. Smith accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Wb Younger is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist in Boston, MA. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Boston Medical Center. His areas of expertise include breast cancer. Patient reviews placed Dr. Younger 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 honors. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer

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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.