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We found 4 oncologists who accept Humana Premier near Buffalo, NY.

Nikhil Ishwar Khushalani MD, MBBS
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Roswell Park Cancer Inst; Elm & Carlton Streets
Buffalo, NY
(716) 845-2300

Dr. Nikhil Khushalani's specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. He is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center. His education and training includes medical school at Topiwala National Medical College and residency at King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College. Dr. Khushalani honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
Roswell Park Cancer Institute; Elm & Carlton Streets
Buffalo, NY

Dr. Eyad Alhattab works as a hematologist and adult oncologist. He studied medicine at the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Alhattab (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish.

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Anurag Kishor Singh MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Elm and Carlton Street
Buffalo, NY
(716) 845-2300; (716) 845-1145

Dr. Anurag Singh sees patients in Buffalo, NY. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Kaleida Health. Dr. Singh is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Singh trained at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology. Dr. Singh is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology
Elm and Carlton Street
Buffalo, NY
(716) 845-2300

Dr. Kelvin Lee is an adult oncologist and medical oncologist in Buffalo, NY. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee honors.

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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.