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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
213 Reeceville Road
Coatesville, PA
 

Dr. Raymond Vivacqua works as an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Upland, PA, Glen Mills, PA, and Newtown Square, PA. He is affiliated with Associates in Hematology/Oncology, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Vivacqua is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Vivacqua attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include "Top Doctor" in Oncology, Main Line Today and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Biopsy, Cancer Prevention, Colon Problems, Sarcoma, Bone Problems, Liver Disease, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
213 Reeceville Road
Coatesville, PA
 

Dr. Nirmala Nathan's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology. She is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Lankenau Medical Center, Dr. Nathan attended Madras Medical College for medical school. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Associates in Hematology/Oncology and Riddle Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
213 Reeceville Road
Coatesville, PA
 

Dr. Arezoo Ghaneie is an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Upland, PA, Glen Mills, PA, and Coatesville, PA. Dr. Ghaneie attended the University of Düsseldorf Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at The Reading Hospital and Medical Center for residency. Her areas of expertise include blood disorders. She honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She has received the following distinction: "Top Doctors" in Oncology, Main Line Today. She speaks German. Dr. Ghaneie's professional affiliations include Associates in Hematology/Oncology, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
213 Reeceville Road
Coatesville, PA
 

Dr. Michael Soojian's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology; he sees patients in Upland, PA, Coatesville, PA, and Glen Mills, PA. He is affiliated with Associates in Hematology/Oncology and Riddle Hospital. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Soojian is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Dartmouth Medical School, he performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital.

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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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