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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3206 W Okmulgee Avenue
Muskogee, OK
 

Dr. Hani Jumean is a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. He studied medicine at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Jumean speaks Arabic.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
341 S 33rd Street
Muskogee, OK
 

Dr. Ravikumar Vasireddy works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Muskogee, OK. Dr. Vasireddy studied medicine at Kakatiya Medical College. He honors Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Va Medical Center; Honor Heights Drive
Muskogee, OK
 

Dr. Manjula Krishnamurthi is an oncologist and medical oncologist. She is professionally affiliated with Muskogee VA Medical Center. Dr. Krishnamurthi attended medical school at Madras Medical College.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
350 S 40th Street
Muskogee, OK
 

Dr. Scott Lilly is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Muskogee, OK. He studied medicine at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1011 Honor Heights Drive
Muskogee, OK
 

Dr. Atulkumar Dave works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Dave graduated from M.P. Shah Medical College. He is affiliated with Muskogee VA Medical Center.

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What is Medical Oncology?

Medical oncologists are physicians who treat cancer through the use of medication, usually chemotherapy. Often a medical oncologist is the doctor in charge of a cancer patient’s health care, and this doctor may organize and coordinate all the care the patient receives, even that from other specialists.

Oncologist is a fancy word for a physician who treats cancer. There are three main types of oncologists: surgical oncologists perform surgery, radiation oncologists provide radiation therapy, and medical oncologists treat cancer with chemotherapy and other medication. There are also other distinctions between oncologists. For example, some oncologists specialize only in one or two tumor types (such as breast cancer or lung cancer), and pediatric oncologists only treat children and teens. However, all medical oncologists will be knowledgeable about the use of medicine to treat cancer.

While traditional chemotherapy is the most common medication used to treat cancer, other medications that a medical oncologist might use include hormonal therapies (such as Tamoxifen) or a newer kind of treatment called targeted therapy. Targeted therapy medications act only on cancer cells, while chemotherapy acts on all dividing cells in the body.

The care provided by medical oncologists usually begins when cancer is first suspected. They diagnose and stage cancer, or describe how serious it is. Medical oncologists are often the ones to explain to patients where their cancer is located, how severe their case is, and what treatment is recommended. They manage treatment and follow-up care after the cancer is removed, or they provide palliative care for patients whose cancer cannot be successfully treated.

Medical oncologists typically work with a group of health care providers that form a cancer team to provide care for each patient. The cancer team can include other physicians (such as oncologists and pathologists), oncological nurses, or social workers. Each specialist brings a very specific set of skills to the team, so working together as one unit, they offer a greater breadth of knowledge and skills for each patient.
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