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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' area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. Dr. Abbas (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Greek. He is especially interested in gynecologic cancer. He is affiliated with MedStar Health, Howard County General Hospital, and LifeBridge Health. He attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Abbas's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Abbas has received include Top Doctor, Baltimore magazine and Baltimore Top Doc. He is accepting new patients.

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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 is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. Dr. Yarlagadda (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Yarlagadda's hospital/clinic affiliations include LifeBridge Health and MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. She is a graduate of Osmania University and Gandhi Medical College and a graduate of Franklin Square Hospital Center's residency program. She honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Yarlagadda is accepting new patients.

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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 works in Baltimore, MD, Columbia, MD, and Brooklyn, MD. She has indicated that her clinical interests include cancer and blood disorders. Dr. Lee is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She studied medicine at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Faculty of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Lee has received the following distinctions: 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. Her professional affiliations include MedStar Health, Howard County General Hospital, and Anne Arundel Medical Center. Dr. Lee's practice is open to 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's specialties are pediatric surgery, general surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Moore (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. He is especially interested in breast surgery. Dr. Moore's professional affiliations include MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, Abington Health, and LifeBridge Health. 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. The average patient rating for Dr. Moore is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Moore honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Moore is accepting new patients.

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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.