We found 6 medical oncologists who accept Humana near Duluth, MN.

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Dr. Steven Arthur Kuross, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
400 E 3rd Street
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Steven Kuross practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Duluth, MN. Dr. Kuross graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. In his practice, Dr. Kuross focuses on cancer. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 3rd Street Building and Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 1st Street Building.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

Dr. Bret Edward Buckley Friday, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
400 E 3rd Street
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Bret Friday is a specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Friday is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. He trained at Mayo Clinic for his residency. His clinical interests encompass cancer. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His professional affiliations include Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 3rd Street Building and Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 1st Street Building.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

Dr. Daniel Alan Nikcevich, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
400 East 3rd Street
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Daniel Nikcevich is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Duluth, MN and Virginia, MN. Clinical interests for Dr. Nikcevich include cancer. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Rush Medical College and then he performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 3rd Street Building and Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 1st Street Building.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

Dr. Lloyd Howard Ketchum III, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
400 E 3rd Street
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Lloyd Ketchum is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His clinical interests encompass cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 3rd Street Building and Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 1st Street Building. Dr. Ketchum is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College and a graduate of Walter Reed Army Medical Center's residency program. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

Dr. Jonathan Robert Sande, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
400 East 3rd Street
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Jonathan Sande sees patients in Duluth, MN. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sande include cancer. He is affiliated with Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 3rd Street Building and Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 1st Street Building. He is a graduate of Mayo Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Sande trained at Mayo Clinic. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

Specializes in Medical Oncology, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
400 E 3rd Street
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Thomas Kaiser is a medical oncologist and orthopedist. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Kaiser is professionally affiliated with Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 3rd Street Building.

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What is Medical Oncology?

Medical oncologists are physicians who treat cancer through the use of medication, usually chemotherapy. Often a medical oncologist is the doctor in charge of a cancer patient’s health care, and this doctor may organize and coordinate all the care the patient receives, even that from other specialists.

Oncologist is a fancy word for a physician who treats cancer. There are three main types of oncologists: surgical oncologists perform surgery, radiation oncologists provide radiation therapy, and medical oncologists treat cancer with chemotherapy and other medication. There are also other distinctions between oncologists. For example, some oncologists specialize only in one or two tumor types (such as breast cancer or lung cancer), and pediatric oncologists only treat children and teens. However, all medical oncologists will be knowledgeable about the use of medicine to treat cancer.

While traditional chemotherapy is the most common medication used to treat cancer, other medications that a medical oncologist might use include hormonal therapies (such as Tamoxifen) or a newer kind of treatment called targeted therapy. Targeted therapy medications act only on cancer cells, while chemotherapy acts on all dividing cells in the body.

The care provided by medical oncologists usually begins when cancer is first suspected. They diagnose and stage cancer, or describe how serious it is. Medical oncologists are often the ones to explain to patients where their cancer is located, how severe their case is, and what treatment is recommended. They manage treatment and follow-up care after the cancer is removed, or they provide palliative care for patients whose cancer cannot be successfully treated.

Medical oncologists typically work with a group of health care providers that form a cancer team to provide care for each patient. The cancer team can include other physicians (such as oncologists and pathologists), oncological nurses, or social workers. Each specialist brings a very specific set of skills to the team, so working together as one unit, they offer a greater breadth of knowledge and skills for each patient.
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