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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1312 7th Street Se
Decatur, AL
 

Dr. Lane Price sees patients in Decatur, AL. Her medical specialty is radiation oncology. She attended medical school at Medical College of Georgia.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1310 14th Avenue Se
Decatur, AL
 

Dr. Naveen Lobo's specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lobo honors Medicare insurance. He graduated from Bangalore University and St. John's Medical College.

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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1874 Beltline Road Sw; Suite 300
Decatur, AL
 

Dr. G. Manifold is a specialist in gynecologic oncology. He graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Manifold's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1107 14th Avenue Se; Plaza Ii Suite 200
Decatur, AL
 

Dr. Sammy Becdach is a Decatur, AL physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Becdach graduated from Central University of Ecuador.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1107 14th Avenue Se; Plaza Ii Suite 200
Decatur, AL
 

Dr. Heather Shah, who practices in Decatur, AL, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Shah studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1304 13th Avenue Se; Suite A
Decatur, AL
 

Dr. Thomas Ray is a medical specialist in gynecologic oncology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Ray is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1312 7th Street Se
Decatur, AL
 

Dr. Traci McCormick practices radiation oncology in Decatur, AL. Dr. McCormick honors Medicare insurance. She graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1304 13th Avenue Se
Decatur, AL
 

Dr. Troy New is a Decatur, AL physician who specializes in gynecologic oncology. He graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Other
1304 13th Avenue Se
Decatur, AL
 

Dr. Paul McCain sees patients in Decatur, AL. His medical specialty is gynecologic oncology. Dr. McCain is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.

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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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