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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1 Atwell Road
Cooperstown, NY
 

Dr. James Leonardo is a Cooperstown, NY physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. Dr. Leonardo (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and French.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1 Atwell Road
Cooperstown, NY
 

Dr. Joy Anderson works as a radiation oncologist in Cooperstown, NY. She is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. She accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Anderson (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language, Spanish, and Haitian Creole.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1 Atwell Road
Cooperstown, NY
 

Dr. Chandra Nataraj's specialty is radiation oncology. In addition to English, Dr. Nataraj (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. She is affiliated with the University of Maryland Medical System. She attended medical school at Kilpauk Medical College. Dr. Nataraj is in-network for Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Timothy John Campbell, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1 Atwell Road
Cooperstown, NY
 

Dr. Timothy Campbell specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Cooperstown, NY. Dr. Campbell accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. After attending the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1 Atwell Road
Cooperstown, NY
 

Dr. Venu Thirukonda practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Cooperstown, NY. He is a graduate of Madurai Medical College. He honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Bassett Physician Group; One Atwell Road
Cooperstown, NY
 

Dr. Eric Bravin, who practices in Cooperstown, NY, is a medical specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. He accepts the following insurance: Child Health Plus, Medicaid, and Medicare. Dr. Bravin graduated from Albany Medical College. Dr. Bravin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Sign Language, Korean, and Spanish.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1 Atwell Road
Cooperstown, NY
 

Dr. Vinita Singh's areas of specialization are hospital medicine (hospitalist), adult hematology, and adult oncology. She studied medicine at Armed Forces Medical College. She takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Singh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Russian, and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Upstate University Hospital, Oswego Hospital, and Crouse Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1 Atwell Road
Cooperstown, NY
 

Dr. Marcy Canary's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology; she sees patients in East Albany Saint, NY and Cooperstown, NY. Dr. Canary is in-network for Family Health Plus, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. She attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Canary (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1 Atwell Road
Cooperstown, NY
 

Dr. Maureen Killackey practices gynecologic oncology in Cooperstown, NY and New York, NY. Dr. Killackey (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language, Korean, and Spanish. Dr. Killackey is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. She accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1 Atwell Road
Cooperstown, NY
 

Dr. Danielle Knight works as an adult hematologist and adult oncologist in Cooperstown, NY. In addition to English, Dr. Knight (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Korean. She is affiliated with South Nassau Communities Hospital. She attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Vytra, MagnaCare, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1 Atwell Road
Cooperstown, NY
 

Dr. Day Hills is a specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. She works in Cooperstown, NY. Dr. Hills is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Hills (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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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.