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

Dr. Hernando Ortiz-Sierra's area of specialization is oncology (cancer care). He speaks Spanish. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico, Dr. Ortiz-Sierra attended the University of Antioquia Faculty of Medicine and the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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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 works as an adult hematologist and adult oncologist in Carolina, PR. He is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Talavera is conversant in Spanish.

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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 specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Mojica-Manosa accepts Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Carolina, PR

Dr. Rudolph Varesko is a specialist in radiation oncology. After completing medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology. He is an in-network provider for 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. Luis Acaba is an adult hematologist and oncologist in San Juan, PR. Dr. Acaba is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at San Juan Municipal Hospital, Dr. Acaba attended medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine.

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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 specialist in gynecologic oncology. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Santos is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine.

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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 sees patients in San Juan, PR. His medical specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Espiet is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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

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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. Dr. Paulo Malave accepts 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's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. He practices in San Juan, PR. Dr. Perdomo has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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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 sees patients in San Juan, PR. His medical specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Lopez-Enriquez accepts Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Pediatric Oncology, Pediatric Hematology
252 Calle San Jorge; Suite #504 San Jorge Medical Building
San Juan, PR
(787) 728-1575

Dr. Luis Clavell is a specialist in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. He works in San Juan, PR. He is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine.

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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's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology; she sees patients in Rios Piedras, PR. She takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Pacheco attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Lopez-Ruyol is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Surgical Oncology (Cancer Surgery)
431 Ponce De Leon Ave; Suite 328
San Juan, PR
(787) 281-3838

Dr. Reynold Lopez is a medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Lopez 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 specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology and practices in Santurce, PR. He is a graduate of Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Marques 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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