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

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

Dr. David Howell works as a hospice and palliative medicine specialist and radiation oncologist in Chambersburg, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, palliative care, and breast cancer. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Howell graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Howell trained at Fox Chase Cancer Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He is professionally affiliated with WellSpan Medical Group. Dr. Howell welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Palliative Care, Lung Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Julia Blum is a radiation oncology specialist in Chambersburg, PA. She is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Lori Eakin specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Eakin honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Shaju Shamsuddin is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Shamsuddin is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at M.S. Ramaiah Medical College.

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

Dr. John Robinson specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Robinson takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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

Dr. Kevin Lorentsen, who practices in Chambersburg, PA, is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lorentsen graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Michael Cashdollar practices adult hematology and adult oncology. He is an in-network provider 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. Mahin Khan is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khan accepts.

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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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