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1 . resultMr. Pablo L Mojica-Manosa MD
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Specializes in Surgical Oncology (Cancer Surgery)

208 Ave Ponce De Leon # 715; Parada 37
San Juan, PR
(787) 771-7933

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Dr. Pablo Mojica-Manosa's specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Mojica-Manosa is conversant in Spanish.

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2 . resultDr. Luis Antonio Acaba MD
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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology

735 Ave Ponce De Leon; Ste 408
San Juan, PR
(787) 763-1788

Dr. Luis Acaba's areas of specialization are adult oncology and adult hematology; he sees patients in San Juan, PR. Dr. Acaba takes Medicare insurance. He attended Central University of the East School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at San Juan Municipal Hospital.

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3 . resultDr. Hernando G Ortiz-Sierra MD
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Specializes in Oncology (Cancer Care)

1785 Carr 21; Suite 95
San Juan, PR
(787) 774-5555

Dr. Hernando Ortiz-Sierra is a specialist in oncology (cancer care). Dr. Ortiz-Sierra is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and the University of Antioquia Faculty of Medicine.

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4 . resultDr. Juan A Espiet MD
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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology

431 Ave Ponce De Leon; National Plaza Suite701
San Juan, PR
(787) 754-3227

Dr. Juan Espiet specializes in adult oncology and adult hematology. Dr. Espiet accepts Medicare insurance.

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5 . resultDr. Jorge Alberto Vidal Font MD
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Specializes in Neuroradiology, Nuclear Radiology, Pediatric Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Diagnostic Radiology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology

URB Las Cumbres; 267 Sierra Morena
San Juan, PR
(787) 256-3222

Dr. Jorge Vidal specializes in vascular & interventional radiology, diagnostic radiology, and pediatric radiology and practices in San Juan, PR. He accepts Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine.

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6 . resultLiza Mariel Paulo Malave MD
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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology

Apto #5004; Jardines Del Parque, Escorial
Carolina, PR
(787) 671-6167

Dr. Liza Paulo Malave is a specialist in adult oncology and adult hematology. Dr. Paulo Malave accepts Medicare insurance. She attended medical school at Ponce School of Medicine.

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7 . resultLuis Javier Santos Reyes MD
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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology

Ave. Ponce De Leon #735; Hosp. Auxilio Mutuo, Centro De Cancer
Hato Rey, PR
(787) 758-2000

Clinical interests: OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY

Dr. Luis Santos' specialty is gynecologic oncology. He attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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8 . resultDr. Carlos M Chevere MD
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Specializes in Radiation Oncology

Isaac Gonzalez Martinez Hospital Centro Medico Area; Radioterapia Basement
Rio Piedras, PR
(787) 754-0315

Dr. Carlos Chevere is a Rios Piedras, PR physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Chevere takes Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Ponce School of Medicine.

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9 . resultDr. Luis R Lopez-Ruyol MD
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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology

117 A #4 Roberto Clemente Ave; URB Villa Carolina
Carolina, PR
(787) 762-0700

Dr. Luis Lopez-Ruyol's specialties are adult oncology and adult hematology. He practices in Carolina, PR. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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10 . resultDr. Julio Diaz MD
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Specializes in Radiation Oncology

Isaac Gonzalez Martinez Hospital Centro Medico Area; Radioterapia Basement
Rio Piedras, PR
(787) 754-0315

Dr. Julio Diaz practices radiation oncology. Dr. Diaz accepts Medicare insurance.

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11 . resultDr. Jorge William Perdomo Medrano MD
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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology

735 Ave Ponce De Leon; Ste 408
San Juan, PR
(787) 763-1788

Dr. Jorge Perdomo practices adult oncology and adult hematology. Dr. Perdomo honors Medicare insurance.

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12 . resultDr. Ricardo J Lopez Mujica MD
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Specializes in Radiation Oncology

Isaac Gonzalez Martinez Hospital Centro Medico Area; Radioterapia Basement
Rio Piedras, PR
(787) 754-0315

Dr. Ricardo Lopez Mujica practices radiation oncology in Rios Piedras, PR. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Lopez Mujica graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine.

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13 . resultDr. Edna M Mora Pinero MD
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Specializes in Surgical Oncology (Cancer Surgery)

261 Calle Duke
San Juan, PR
(787) 766-1240

Dr. Edna Mora Pinero practices surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Mora Pinero studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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14 . resultMr. Benigno L Varela Fernandez MD
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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology

Ave Ponce De Leon 735; Cond. Torre Auxillio Mutuo, Ste 416
San Juan, PR
(787) 751-0373

Dr. Benigno Varela Fernandez practices adult oncology and adult hematology in San Juan, PR. Dr. Varela Fernandez is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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15 . resultDr. Alberto Thomas Lopez-Enriquez MD, FACP
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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology

431 Ave Ponce De Leon; Nacional Plaza Suite 900
San Juan, PR
(787) 751-2277

Dr. Alberto Lopez-Enriquez is a medical specialist in adult oncology and adult hematology. Dr. Lopez-Enriquez is in-network for Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine.

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16 . resultDr. Eileen I Pacheco - Hernandez MD
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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology

Hematologia Y Oncologia RCM; Sotano Hospital Universitario Centro Medico
Rio Piedras, PR
(787) 754-0101

Dr. Eileen Pacheco practices adult oncology and adult hematology. Dr. Pacheco is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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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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