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Specializes in Oncology (Cancer Care)
1785 Carr 21; Suite 95
San Juan, PR
(787) 774-5555

Dr. Hernando Ortiz-Sierra, who practices in San Juan, PR, is a medical specialist in oncology (cancer care). Dr. Ortiz-Sierra is a graduate of the University of Antioquia Faculty of Medicine and the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ortiz-Sierra completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. He accepts Medicare insurance. He speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Carolina, PR

Dr. Rudolph Varesko is a radiation oncology specialist. Dr. Varesko is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
65 Infanteria Av. Km. 8.3; Hospital UPR First Floor
Carolina, PR
(787) 633-0017

Dr. Alvaro Talavera's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. He practices in Carolina, PR. He takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Talavera is conversant in Spanish.

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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 is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He works in San Juan, PR. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Acaba graduated from Central University of the East School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at San Juan Municipal Hospital.

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Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
GG22 Calle Pandora; Mansiones De Carolina
Carolina, PR
(787) 752-5003

Dr. Lorimar Ramirez is a Carolina, PR physician who specializes in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ramirez include cancer. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Ramirez is open to new patients.

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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 hematology and adult oncology. He takes Medicare insurance.

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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 specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. She accepts Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Surgical Oncology (Cancer Surgery)
208 Ave Ponce De Leon # 715; Parada 37
San Juan, PR
(787) 771-7933

Dr. Pablo Mojica-Manosa is a surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in San Juan, PR. Dr. Mojica-Manosa studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Neuroradiology, Nuclear Radiology, Pediatric Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Diagnostic Radiology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology
Urb Las Cumbres; 497 Emiliano Pol
San Juan, PR
(787) 256-3222

Dr. Jorge Vidal practices pediatric radiology, radiation oncology, and vascular & interventional radiology. Dr. Vidal graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Surgical Oncology (Cancer Surgery)
261 Calle Duke
San Juan, PR
(787) 766-1240

Dr. Edna Mora Pinero, who practices in San Juan, PR, is a medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Mora Pinero is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. She takes Medicare insurance.

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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 is a San Juan, PR physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
Manuel Pavia Fernandez 655 4th Piso
Santurce, PR
(787) 728-2479

Dr. Jose Marques is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He works in Santurce, PR. Dr. Marques graduated from Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He honors Medicare insurance.

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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

Dr. Luis Santos is a gynecologic oncology specialist. Dr. Santos is conversant in Spanish. He studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
998 Ave Munoz Rivera; 998 Ave Munoz Rivera
San Juan, PR
(787) 722-1248

Dr. Eddiemar Ortiz Cruz specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology and practices in San Juan, PR. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Ortiz Cruz is a graduate of Ponce School of Medicine.

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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 specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He takes Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
Santurce Medical Mall Suite #309-310; Ave. Ponce De Leon 1801
Santurce, PR
(787) 728-1193

Dr. Jose Pesquera's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology; he sees patients in Santurce, PR. Dr. Pesquera accepts 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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