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Dr. Marcia J Browne, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
57 Prospect Street
Nantucket, MA
 

Dr. Marcia Browne is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Before completing her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Browne attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Browne has received the following distinctions: Rhode Island Breast Cancer Coalition Outstanding Physician of the Year; Hinton Award Outstanding Resident, .; and Merit Award, National Cancer Institute, NIH. Dr. Browne (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Khmer. Dr. Browne is professionally affiliated with Foundation Medical Partners and Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
57 Prospect Street
Nantucket, MA
 

Dr. Richard Penson is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He works in Boston, MA, Oak Bluffs, MA, and Nantucket, MA. Dr. Penson (or staff) speaks French. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: psychological support for cancer patients and gynecologic cancer. Dr. Penson is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Before completing his residency at St. Bartholomew's Hospital, Dr. Penson attended medical school at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Penson include: William Griffiths Award; Ann Savage Award; and Partners in Excellence Award. Dr. Penson is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Psychological Support for Cancer Patients, Gynecologic Cancer

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
57 Prospect Street
Nantucket, MA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Barnes' areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cutaneous B-cell lymphoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), and cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. Dr. Barnes's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Barnes is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma, Cutaneous B-Cell Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
57 Prospect Street
Nantucket, MA
 

Dr. Christopher Azzoli's specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. He practices in Oak Bluffs, MA, Nantucket, MA, and Danvers, MA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include thoracic cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Nantucket Cottage Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Martha's Vineyard Hospital. Dr. Azzoli studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Azzoli's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Thoracic Cancer

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
57 Prospect Street
Nantucket, MA
 

Dr. Donald Lawrence's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Lawrence's residency was performed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. His areas of expertise include head and neck cancer and melanoma. Dr. Lawrence is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Nantucket Cottage Hospital, Emerson Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Head and Neck Cancer, Melanoma

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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.