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We found 4 oncologists who accept Aetna near Glen Burnie, MD.

Dr. Fouad Mahmoud Abbas, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
8026 Ritchie Highway; Suite A
Pasadena, MD
 

Dr. Fouad Abbas, who practices in Baltimore, MD, Crofton, MD, and Pasadena, MD, is a medical specialist in gynecologic oncology. Dr. Abbas is especially interested in gynecologic cancer. He accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Abbas attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Abbas include: Top Doctor, Baltimore magazine and Baltimore Top Doc. Dr. Abbas (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Greek. Dr. Abbas is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health, Howard County General Hospital, and LifeBridge Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Gynecologic Cancer

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
6934 Aviation Boulevard
Glen Burnie, MD
 

Dr. Lavanya Yarlagadda's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is affiliated with LifeBridge Health and MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Yarlagadda has an open panel. She graduated from Osmania University and Gandhi Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Yarlagadda completed a residency program at Franklin Square Hospital Center. Dr. Yarlagadda (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi.

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Dr. Young Joo Lee, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
305 Hospital Drive
Glen Burnie, MD
 

Dr. Young Lee is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She attended medical school at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Faculty of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Lee completed a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Her clinical interests include cancer and blood disorders. She takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She has received the following distinctions: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors and Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks Korean, Spanish, and Portuguese. She is affiliated with MedStar Health, Howard County General Hospital, and Anne Arundel Medical Center. Dr. Lee welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Cancer

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Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
7507 Surratts Road
Glen Burnie, MD
 

Dr. James Moore works as a pediatric surgeon, general surgeon, and cancer surgeon. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Moore include breast surgery. Dr. Moore is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital for residency. Dr. Moore (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, Abington Health, and LifeBridge Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery

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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.