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We found 4 oncologists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Columbia, MD.

Dr. Young Joo Lee MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology, Medical Oncology
5450 Knoll North Drive; Suite 140
Columbia, MD
(410) 350-3386; (410) 761-9896

Dr. Young Lee practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She attended Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. Dr. Lee has a special interest in cancer and blood disorders. She is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Lee include: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors and Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks Korean, Spanish, and Portuguese. Dr. Lee's professional affiliations include MedStar Health, Howard County General Hospital, and Anne Arundel Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Cancer, Hematology, Medical Oncology, Oncology

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Specializes in Orthopedic Oncology, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
9501 Old Annapolis Road; Suite 220
Ellicott City, MD
(410) 955-3870; (443) 777-2663

Dr. Frank Frassica, who practices in Pasadena, MD, Baltimore, MD, and Ellicott City, MD, is a medical specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and orthopedic oncology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in musculoskeletal problems. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Frassica accepts. He is a graduate of Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Frassica has received include Herbert Ivy Valedictorian Award; Medical University of South Carolina; and Upjohn Award for Academic Excellence. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. Dr. Frassica's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
10710 Charter Drive; G030
Columbia, MD
(410) 740-9300

Dr. Adeel Kaiser's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Howard County General Hospital. Dr. Kaiser accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kaiser completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine.

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Specializes in Surgical Oncology (Cancer Surgery)
5803 Lois Lane
Ellicott City, MD

Dr. Huseyin Aydin is a physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Aydin honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine.

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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.