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Nima A. Grissom MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology (Cancer Surgery)
4.8 Average rating 4.8 stars out of 5 (219 ratings)
Address: 1350 Eliseo Dr, Greenbrae, CA 94904
Clinical Interests: breast cancer, oncoplastic breast surgery, breast surgery
Dr. Cheryl A. Ewing MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology (Cancer Surgery)
4.25 Average rating 4.25 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 1100 Eliseo Dr, Greenbrae, CA 94904
Clinical Interests: breast cancer surgery, breast cancer, breast surgery
Jennifer B. Lucas M.D.
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Hematology (Blood Disorders)
4.5 Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 1350 Eliseo Dr, Greenbrae, CA 94904
Peter D. Eisenberg M.D.
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Hematology (Blood Disorders)
1 Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 1350 Eliseo Dr, Greenbrae, CA 94904
Dr. Alex S. Metzger M.D.
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
Address: 1350 Eliseo Dr, Greenbrae, CA 94904
Dr. Barbara Marie Galligan MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Hematology
Address: 1350 Eliseo Dr, Greenbrae, CA 94904
Bobbie Head PHD, M.D.
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Hematology (Blood Disorders)
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 1350 Eliseo Dr, Greenbrae, CA 94904
Ms. Kristin Nicole Anderson MPH, MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Hematology (Blood Disorders)
Address: 1350 Eliseo Dr, Greenbrae, CA 94904
Francine Erna Halberg MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4.63 Average rating 4.63 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 1350 Eliseo Dr, Greenbrae, CA 94904
Lloyd Tomoaki Miyawaki MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Address: 1350 Eliseo Dr, Greenbrae, CA 94904
Allan H. Rappaport J.D., M.D.
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Address: 39 Main St, Tiburon, CA 94920
Clinical Interests: administrative medicine
Joseph Charles Poen MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Address: 1350 Eliseo Dr, Greenbrae, CA 94904
Harvey A. Gilbert MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Address: 159 Saint Thomas Wy, Tiburon, CA 94920
Brian Joel Lewis MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
Address: 50 Mather Rd, San Anselmo, CA 94960
Ernest Wayne Torigoe MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Address: 1350 Eliseo Dr, Greenbrae, CA 94904
Dr. Thomas Stanislaus Meyler M. D.
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Address: 11 Maybridge Rd, Belvedere, CA 94920
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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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