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Dr. Calvin Lu, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
720 W Lincoln Highway; Suite 720
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Calvin Lu specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in West Chester, PA, Exton, PA, and Kennett Square, PA. Dr. Lu has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. He is affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Chester County Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Lu trained at UH Case Medical Center for his residency. He has received the following distinction: Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue.

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Clinical interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Michelle T Tedeschi, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
720 W Lincoln Highway; Suite 720
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Michele Tedeschi specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in West Chester, PA, Exton, PA, and Kennett Square, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tedeschi include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Chester County Hospital. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tedeschi obtained her medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Temple University Hospital. She has received the following distinction: Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue.

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Clinical interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Dennis A Berman, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
720 W Lincoln Highway; Suite 720
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Dennis Berman's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. These areas are among Dr. Berman's clinical interests: rectal cancer, colon cancer, and vaginal cancer. His professional affiliations include Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Chester County Hospital. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Temple University Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Berman is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Berman accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Berman has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue.

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Clinical interests: Vulvar Cancer, Urologic Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Kidney Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Willliam E Luginbuhl, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
720 W Lincoln Highway; Suite 720
Exton, PA
 

Dr. William Luginbuhl is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Luginbuhl graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Luginbuhl completed a residency program at Shands HealthCare. Dr. Luginbuhl has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue. He is affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Chester County Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. James M Patterson, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
720 W Lincoln Highway; Suite 720
Exton, PA
 

Dr. James Patterson is a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School, Dr. Patterson performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the distinction of Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue. He is professionally affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Chester County Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Molly S Stumacher, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
720 W Lincoln Highway; Suite 720
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Molly Stumacher is an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. Her areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Chester County Hospital. Dr. Stumacher studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Her residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Stumacher takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Stumacher include: Recognized by Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issue, 2015-2017 and Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue.

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Clinical interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Cheryl A Johnson, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
720 W Lincoln Highway; Suite 720
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Cheryl Johnson's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. Dr. Johnson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Chester County Hospital. She studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Johnson trained at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue.

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Clinical interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Maureen Rose Hewitt, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
720 W Lincoln Highway; Suite 720
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Maureen Hewitt is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Hewitt include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then she performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She is affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Chester County Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Robert Costello, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
720 W Lincoln Highway; Suite 720
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Michael Costello specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Exton, PA, West Chester, PA, and Kennett Square, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. Dr. Costello's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine and a graduate of Temple University Hospital's residency program. Dr. Costello has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue. He is affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Chester County Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Sunil Saroha, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
720 W Lincoln Highway; Suite 720
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Sunil Saroha is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. After completing medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and Graduate Hospital. Dr. Saroha's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Chester County Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Meher Burki, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
720 W Lincoln Highway; Suite 720
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Meher Burki, who practices in Exton, PA, West Chester, PA, and Kennett Square, PA, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. Dr. Burki's hospital/clinic affiliations include Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Chester County Hospital. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Burki attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College. She trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. She has received the following distinction: Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Anal Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Rectal ... (Read more)

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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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