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 works as a gynecologic oncologist. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Clinical interests for Dr. Abbas include gynecologic cancer. He is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Top Doctor, Baltimore magazine and Baltimore Top Doc. Dr. Abbas (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Greek. Dr. Abbas is 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 areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing her residency at Franklin Square Hospital Center, Dr. Yarlagadda attended Osmania University and Gandhi Medical College for medical school. Dr. Yarlagadda (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include LifeBridge Health and MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. Dr. Yarlagadda welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. James Moore practices pediatric surgery, general surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Moore has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests encompass breast surgery. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Moore trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Abington Memorial Hospital for residency. Dr. Moore (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, Abington Health, and LifeBridge Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery

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

Dr. Young Lee's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She practices in Baltimore, MD, Columbia, MD, and Brooklyn, MD. She is a graduate of Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include cancer and blood disorders. Dr. Lee is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors and Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors. Dr. Lee (or staff) is conversant in Korean, Spanish, and Portuguese. Dr. Lee's professional affiliations include MedStar Health, Howard County General Hospital, and Anne Arundel Medical Center. Dr. Lee has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, 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.