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

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

Dr. Tanya Wildes specializes in adult oncology, medical oncology, and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Saint Louis, MO and Saint Peters, MO. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Wildes's training includes a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wildes honors. She is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Head and Neck Cancer

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

Dr. Anna Roshal's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Roshal attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Strong Memorial Hospital for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians, Progress West Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Cancer, Blood Disorders

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

Dr. Ashley Frith works as an oncologist and medical oncologist. She has indicated that her clinical interests include breast cancer. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Frith accepts. After attending the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Frith completed her residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Frith's hospital/clinic 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.
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