We found 4 oncologists who accept AmeriHealth PPO near Hammonton, NJ.

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Dr. Richard Harvey Greenberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
856 White Horse Pike, Suite 4; Suite 4
Hammonton, NJ
 

Dr. Richard Greenberg is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, leiomyosarcoma, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Greenberg's professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Cooper University Health Care. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Leiomyosarcoma, Liver Tumor, Vulvar Cancer, Rectal Problems, Eyelid Problems, Bone Cancer, Brain ... (Read more)

Dr. Carlos San Pedro Madamba, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
856 White Horse Pike, Suite 4; Suite 4
Hammonton, NJ
 

Dr. Carlos Madamba is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Madamba's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, thyroid cancer, and liver tumor. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. Dr. Madamba's residency was performed at Bergen Regional Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Liver Tumor, Vulvar Cancer, Rectal Problems, Eyelid Problems, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Ear ... (Read more)

Dr. Howard Marc Saul, DO
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
893 S White Horse Pike
Hammonton, NJ
 

Dr. Howard Saul is a medical specialist in gynecologic oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Saul include ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, and endometrial biopsy. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Saul takes. After attending Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Saint Joseph's Medical Center, Yonkers and Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. Dr. Saul's professional affiliations include Virtua Memorial Hospital, Virtua Marlton Hospital, and Kennedy Health System.

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Clinical interests: Cervix Problems, Vulvar Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Endometrial Biopsy, Cancer, Cervical Cancer, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Nuclear Medicine
893 South White Horse Pike
Hammonton, NJ
 

Dr. Alexis Harvey specializes in radiation oncology and nuclear medicine. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Harvey completed her residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital. These areas are among her clinical interests: bladder cancer, thyroid cancer, and penile cancer. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Harvey's professional affiliations include Virtua Marlton Hospital and Kennedy Health System.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Vulvar Cancer, Rectal Problems, Gynecologic Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, ... (Read more)

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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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