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Specializes in Surgical Oncology
52 Second Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Kenneth Tanabe's specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Patient reviews placed Dr. Tanabe at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in colon cancer, liver cancer, and melanoma. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tanabe studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Tanabe completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. His distinctions include: Best Doctors in America (2000 - present year, each year individually); Boston Super Doctors; and Specialty In Cancer Surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Tanabe (or staff) speaks Croatian, Filipino, and Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Tanabe welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Mapping, Liver Cancer, Colon Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Melanoma, Liver ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
52 Second Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. James Cusack practices general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and melanoma. Dr. Cusack is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Cusack's distinctions include: Boston Super Doctors; America's Top Doctors for Cancer; and Boston Top Doctors. Dr. Cusack (or staff) is conversant in German. He also offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Melanoma

Dr. Maitreyi G Sharma, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
One Lyons Street
Dedham, MA
 

Dr. Maitreyi Sharma's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include breast cancer, thoracic cancer, and blood disorders. Dr. Sharma honors several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna. She graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Tufts Medical Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: Cum Laude, Wellesley College and Sigma Xi, Wellesley College. In addition to English, Dr. Sharma (or staff) speaks Telugu. She also offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Sharma is affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Thoracic Cancer, Blood Disorders, Breast Cancer

Dr. Matthew Macleod Heeney, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
300 Longwood Avenue; Fegan, 7th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Matthew Heeney practices pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer, sickle cell disease, and iron deficiency. Dr. Heeney takes Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Heeney's medical residency was performed at The Montreal Children's Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Nominee, Faculty Prize for Excellence in Teaching, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; Medical Award. Community Sickle Cell Support Group, Boston, MA; and Terry Seelinger Fellow in Cancer, Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, Durham, NC. Dr. Heeney (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Haitian Creole. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Heeney is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Boston Medical Center (BMC). He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Hemoglobinopathy, Hemochromatosis, Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Iron Deficiency

Dr. Paige Teller, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
230 Worcester Street
Wellesley, MA
 

Dr. Paige Teller specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Teller has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her professional affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). She accepts Coventry, Aetna, and Tufts Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at Maine Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Boston, MA
 

Dr. David Kuter specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Kuter's areas of expertise include chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), anticoagulants (blood thinners), and anemia. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. He trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Boston Super Doctors; Ernest Beutler Prize from American Society of Hematology; and Alfred Kranes Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching. Dr. Kuter is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Platelet Disorders, Hemochromatosis, Blood Disorders, Anticoagulants, Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jan Rothschild, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Preventive Medicine
736 Cambridge Street
Brighton, MA
 

Dr. Jan Rothschild is a general surgeon, cancer surgeon, and preventive medicine specialist. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rothschild include abdominal surgery. She graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Rothschild is an in-network provider for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Abdominal Surgery

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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
40 Second Avenue; Suite 515
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. David Boruta is a gynecologic oncologist. His areas of expertise consist of minimally invasive surgery and ovarian cancer surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Boruta obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Boruta include: Phi Beta Kappa, .; Alpha Omega Alpha, .; and Fellows Award for teaching Excellence, University of North Carolina, .. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Boruta has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Ovarian Cancer Surgery

Dr. Eric Paul Winer, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Eric Winer is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Boston, MA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in breast cancer. He is an in-network provider for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Winer attended Yale School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Dr. Winer has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; Claire W. and Richard P. Morse Research Award; and Joseph Sokal Memorial Lecturer, Duke University. He is affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer

Dr. Michele Annette Gadd, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Other
108 Willard Road
Brookline, MA
 

Dr. Michele Gadd's specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). In her practice, she is particularly interested in breast cancer and nipple-sparing mastectomy. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gadd honors. She graduated from Penn State College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Gadd has received the following distinctions: Ma Dept Of Public Health Grant For Breast Cancer.; American Cancer Society Career Development Award; and To Study Breast Cancer.. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Her professional affiliations include Foundation Medical Partners, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer, Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy

Dr. Phillip Cabot Camp Jr., MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery, Transplant Surgery
75 Francis Street; Pbb 548
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Philip Camp works as a surgical oncologist, thoracic surgeon, and transplant surgeon in Boston, MA. In addition to English, Dr. Camp (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Chinese. Dr. Camp has a special interest in lung transplant and heart transplant. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Milford Regional Medical Center, and Children's Hospital Boston. He attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care and the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He takes Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Camp include: Best Student, Resident Annual ACCP Meeting; First Regional Championship Award, Nashville, TN; and Brigham Leadership Award. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Transplant Procedures, Lung Transplant, Heart Transplant

Dr. Don S Dizon, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
52 Second Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Don Dizon works as an oncologist and medical oncologist. Dr. Dizon is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. For his residency, Dr. Dizon trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cancer survivorship. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Dizon include: American Society of Clinical Oncology Career; Development Award.; and Society of Pediatric Research Summer Fellowship.. Dr. Dizon offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital, Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, and Massachusetts General Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sexual Health Issues, Cancer Survivorship

Dr. Katharine Johnston Carter, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
75 Francis Street; Brigham and Women's Hospital - Department of Surg Oncology
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Katharine Carter practices surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Boston, MA. Her clinical interests encompass breast cancer surgery. Dr. Carter is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Viant, and Aetna. She attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia for residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: Solomon Peer Recognition Award. Dr. Carter (or staff) speaks the following languages: Sign Language, Spanish, and Haitian Creole. She is affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Faulkner Hospital, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Carter has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer Surgery

Dr. George Peter Canellos, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. George Canellos' areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Boston, MA. His areas of expertise consist of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and lymphoma. Dr. Canellos is affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He takes Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, MultiPlan, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Canellos is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. He has received the following distinctions: Karl Musshof Award from the 7th International Hodgkin Lymphoma Symposium; Statesman Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology; and Frank S. Moran Clinical Research Award, University of Michigan Cancer Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Lymphoma, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Dr. Ross Stuart Berkowitz, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Ross Berkowitz is a medical specialist in gynecologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Berkowitz's areas of clinical interest consist of gynecologic cancer, tumor, and uterine problems. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Berkowitz attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; Honorary Member, Hungarian National Academy of Science; and William H Baker Professor of Gynecology, Harvard. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Berkowitz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Gynecologic Cancer, Ovarian Disease, Pelvic Problems, Uterine Problems

Dr. Michelle Connolly Specht, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
2000 Washington Street; Main Floor
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Michelle Specht's medical specialty is general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). These areas are among her clinical interests: breast issues and nipple-sparing mastectomy. Her professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Specht accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Hospital. Dr. Specht has received distinctions including Gt Shires Award In Surgery; The 100 Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Ceneter; and Top Doctors Caste Connolly. She offers interpreting services for her patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Issues, Cancer, Lymphedema, Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy

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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.