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Dr. Kelli K Pettit, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Surgical Oncology
240 Maple Avenue
Mukwonago, WI
 

Dr. Kelli Pettit is a general surgery, vascular surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. Her clinical interests encompass breast surgery. Dr. Pettit is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. She is professionally affiliated with ProHealth Care.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery

Dr. Mohammad Ali Raza, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
240 Maple Avenue
Mukwonago, WI
 

Dr. M. Raza practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Mukwonago, WI and Waukesha, WI. Areas of expertise for Dr. Raza include cancer. Dr. Raza is affiliated with ProHealth Care. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Raza trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for his residency. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

Dr. Christopher R Hake, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
240 Maple Avenue
Mukwonago, WI
 

Dr. Christopher Hake, who practices in Mukwonago, WI and Waukesha, WI, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Hake's clinical interests include cancer. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended Medical College of Wisconsin and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Hake is affiliated with ProHealth Care.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

Dr. James Curtis Jones, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
240 Maple Avenue
Mukwonago, WI
 

Dr. James Jones' medical specialty is radiation oncology. After completing medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University and a hospital affiliated with MSU College of Human Medicine. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Jones is affiliated with ProHealth Care.

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Dr. Wingate Foster Clapper, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
240 Maple Avenue
Mukwonago, WI
 

Dr. Wingate Clapper, who practices in Waukesha, WI, Oconomowoc, WI, and Mukwonago, WI, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. He is affiliated with ProHealth Care. He graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University. Dr. Clapper trained at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University for his residency. Dr. Clapper takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Bambi R Weyers, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
240 Maple Avenue
Mukwonago, WI
 

Dr. Bambi Weyers works as a radiation oncologist. Dr. Weyers is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Her residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners. Dr. Weyers is professionally affiliated with ProHealth Care.

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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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