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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
367 Hospital Drive
Jackson, TN
 

Dr. Moon Fenton practices adult hematology and adult oncology in Memphis, TN and Jackson, TN. Dr. Fenton accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
367 Hospital Drive
Jackson, TN
 

Dr. Bradley Somer is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Somer is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
367 Hospital Drive
Jackson, TN
 

Dr. Gang Tian is an adult hematologist and oncologist. Dr. Tian graduated from Peking Union Medical College and then he performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
322 Hospital Boulevard
Jackson, TN
 

Dr. Junfeng Wang's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wang honors. Dr. Wang's education and training includes medical school at West China University, Sichuan Medical College and residency at Greenwich 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.