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Dr. Brian M Osgood, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2000 South East Blue Parkway
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Brian Osgood specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, platelet disorders, and throat cancer. Dr. Osgood is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at Truman Medical Centers. His professional affiliations include Lee's Summit Medical Center, The University of Kansas Hospital, and Carondelet Health.

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All Interests: Urologic Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Thoracic Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Sarcoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Louis Talley, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2000 Se Blue Parkway; Suite 240
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Robert Talley specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Lees Summit, MO and Independence, MO. The average patient rating for Dr. Talley is 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Talley accepts. Dr. Talley graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Ohio State University Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Talley's hospital/clinic affiliations include Lee's Summit Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, and Carondelet Health.

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Relevant Interests: , intrathecal chemotherapy (into the spinal fluid)

All Interests: Intrathecal Chemotherapy, Thyroid Cancer, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Clinical Trials, Bone Marrow ... (Read more)

Dr. Larry A Rosen, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2000 Se Blue Parkway; #165
Lee's Summit, MO
 

Dr. Larry Rosen works as an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, colon cancer, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Rosen is affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Carondelet Health. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Rosen is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rosen is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and CorVel, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , intrathecal chemotherapy (into the spinal fluid) , chemotherapy

All Interests: Breast Pain, Intrathecal Chemotherapy, Bone Marrow Aspiration, PET Scan, Gynecologic Cancer, Bone ... (Read more)

Dr. Jaswinder Singh, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
319 Nwrockwood Court
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Jaswinder Singh's medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Singh (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi. His clinical interests include spinal cord tumor, lung cancer, and anemia. His professional affiliations include Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, and Lee's Summit Medical Center. He is a graduate of Panjab University, Chandigarh. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Singh honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , intrathecal chemotherapy (into the spinal fluid)

All Interests: Intrathecal Chemotherapy, Thyroid Cancer, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Clinical Trials, Bone Marrow ... (Read more)

Dr. Aruna Rokkam, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Internal Medicine, Hematology
2000 Se Blue Parkway; Suite 165
Lee's Summit, MO
 

Dr. Aruna Rokkam is a physician who specializes in oncology (cancer care) and hematology (blood disorders). Patient ratings for Dr. Rokkam average 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Rokkam include cancer surgery, colon cancer, and thyroid cancer. Her professional affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Menorah Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at NTR University of Health Sciences and Siddhartha Medical College, Dr. Rokkam performed her residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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Relevant Interests: , intrathecal chemotherapy (into the spinal fluid) , chemotherapy

All Interests: Breast Pain, Intrathecal Chemotherapy, Kyphoplasty, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Laminotomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Louis Katzenstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
506 North West Murray Road
Lee's Summit, KS
 

Dr. Paul Katzenstein is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Katzenstein has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. Dr. Katzenstein has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital and Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 51
  • Uninsured Cost: $80 - $260
  • Medicare Cost: $73 - $137
Dr. Michael William Smith, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
500 Ne State Rt 291
Lee's Summit, MO
 

Dr. Michael Smith works as a rheumatologist in Lees Summit, MO and Kansas City, MO. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Dr. Smith is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Saba University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC).

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 47
  • Uninsured Cost: $120 - $294
  • Medicare Cost: $73 - $137

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What is Chemotherapy?

Chemotherapy is the use of powerful medicines to treat cancer and autoimmune diseases, like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. There are over 100 anti-cancer drugs available today. These medications may be used alone, in combination with each other, or with alternative forms of treatment, like radiation therapy and surgery. The choice of drug and method of administration are determined by the type of disease and the patient's overall health. Some common ways chemotherapy may be given are:

  • Intravenously, where the medication is given through a needle inserted into your vein. This is the most frequently used method of chemotherapy administration.
  • By mouth, in tablet, capsule, or liquid form. Not all anti-cancer drugs can be taken this way because they can be destroyed by stomach acids, or the body cannot absorb them through the lining of the stomach and intestines.
  • By injection, which uses a needle and syringe to administer chemotherapy either subcutaneously or intramuscularly. Subcutaneous injections go just under the skin, while intramuscular injections go through the skin and into the muscle. Methotrexate, a medication widely used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and many types of cancer, can be given intramuscularly and subcutaneously.
  • Intra-arterially, where the drugs are given directly into the artery that supplies blood to the tumor. Intra-arterial chemotherapy is most often used for liver cancer.
  • Intrathecally, where the medication is delivered into the spinal fluid. This type of chemotherapy is used to treat cancers that have spread to the brain or spinal cord.
  • Intrapleurally, where anti-cancer drugs are administered into the space between the lung’s outer surface and the inner lining of the chest cavity. Patients with lung cancer may receive this type of chemotherapy.
  • Intravesically, where the medicine is given through a tube that is inserted into the bladder. Intravesical chemotherapy only affects the cells lining the inside of the bladder, so it is often used to treat early-stage bladder cancer.
In the process of killing abnormal cells, chemotherapy drugs can also harm healthy cells. This is why many patients who receive anti-cancer drug treatments experience side effects like fatigue, nausea, hair loss, pain while swallowing, mouth sores, shortness of breath, weight changes, and fertility issues. Keeping track of side effects you experience, along with details like how often they occur or how severe they are, can help your doctor better customize your chemotherapy regimen.

Chemotherapy is a powerful treatment for cancer and some autoimmune disorders, but it may not be able to eliminate the diseases at their advanced stages. Even if this is the case, your doctor may still include it in your treatment plan to help ease symptoms of your condition or prevent the disease from progressing.