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

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

Dr. Daniel Nikcevich's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Duluth, MN and Virginia, MN. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Nikcevich include cancer. Dr. Nikcevich is affiliated with Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 1st Street Building. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College and a graduate of Duke University Medical Center's residency program.

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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 an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. In his practice, Dr. Ketchum focuses on cancer. Dr. Ketchum is professionally affiliated with Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 1st Street Building. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. He completed his residency training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

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. He has a special interest in cancer. He is affiliated with Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 1st Street Building. Dr. Kuross honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kuross studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Kuross trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota.

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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, who practices in Duluth, MN and Virginia, MN, is a medical specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Friday has indicated that his clinical interests include cancer. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Friday trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 1st Street Building.

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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, who practices in Duluth, MN, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He has a special interest in cancer. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Sande attended Mayo Medical School and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. He is affiliated with Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 1st Street Building.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

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

Dr. Thomas Kaiser is a specialist in medical oncology and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Duluth, MN and International Falls, MN. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Kaiser is affiliated with Essentia Health-Duluth.

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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.