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We found 3 oncologists who accept HealthCare USA near Saint Peters, MO.

Dr. Tanya Marya Wildes, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Geriatrics
150 Entrance Way
Saint Peters, MO
 

Dr. Tanya Wildes is a specialist in adult oncology, medical oncology, and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Wildes graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Head and Neck Cancer

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
150 Entrance Way
Saint Peters, MO
 

Dr. Anna Roshal's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She practices in Saint Louis, MO and Saint Peters, MO. She is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians, Progress West Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Dr. Roshal completed her residency training at Strong Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Cancer, Blood Disorders

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
150 Entrance Way
Saint Peters, MO
 

Dr. Ashley Frith's areas of specialization are adult oncology and medical oncology. In her practice, Dr. Frith focuses on breast cancer. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She studied medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Frith's professional affiliations include Progress West Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Siteman Cancer Center.

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Clinical interests: Breast 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.