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We found 8 oncologists who accept Coventry near Chambersburg, PA.

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Dr. David Douglas Howell Jr., MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Radiation Oncology
260 N 7th Street
Chambersburg, PA
 

Dr. David Howell is a medical specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Howell include lung cancer, palliative care, and breast cancer. Dr. Howell is affiliated with WellSpan Medical Group. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Howell takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at Fox Chase Cancer Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Howell attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School.

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Specializes in Surgical Oncology
757 Norland Avenue; Suite 104
Chambersburg, PA
 

Dr. Lori Eakin's area of specialization is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Eakin honors. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
260 N 7th Street; Summit Cancer Services
Chambersburg, PA
 

Dr. Julia Blum is a radiation oncology specialist. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Blum honors. She graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
260 N. Seventh Street
Chambersburg, PA
 

Dr. Shaju Shamsuddin is a specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Shamsuddin studied medicine at M.S. Ramaiah Medical College. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
755 Norland Avenue; Suite 100
Chambersburg, PA
 

Dr. Kevin Lorentsen is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist in Chambersburg, PA. Dr. Lorentsen attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
755 Norland Avenue; Suite 100
Chambersburg, PA
 

Dr. Michael Cashdollar is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist. Dr. Cashdollar is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
755 Norland Avenue; Suite 100
Chambersburg, PA
 

Dr. John Robinson practices adult hematology and adult oncology in Chambersburg, PA. Dr. Robinson is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He graduated from Spartan Health Sciences University, School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
755 Norland Avenue; Suite 100
Chambersburg, PA
 

Dr. Mahin Khan is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He works in Chambersburg, PA. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and 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.