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Dr. Nerses Simon Tchekmedyian M.D.
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
1 Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 16300 Sand Canyon Ave, Irvine, CA 92618
Clinical Interests: thyroid cancer, bleeding disorders, liver cancer ... (Read more)
Dr. Steven J. Damore M.D.
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4.31 Average rating 4.31 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 24302 Paseo De Valencia, Laguna Hills, CA
Clinical Interests: intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), radiation therapy, brachytherapy (seed implants) ... (Read more)
Dr. Cynthia Ann Forsthoff M.D.
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
3.43 Average rating 3.43 stars out of 5 (14 ratings)
Address: 25431 Cabot Rd, Laguna Hills, CA
Clinical Interests: tonsil cancer, bone marrow biopsy, soft tissue sarcoma ... (Read more)
Leslie M. Randall MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
2.5 Average rating 2.5 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 24411 Health Center Dr, Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Clinical Interests: cancer, gynecologic cancer, minimally invasive surgery ... (Read more)
Dr. Jekwon Yeh MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Address: 16100 Sand Canyon Ave, Irvine, CA 92618
Clinical Interests: image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
Dr. Shlomit Yonit Ein-Gal M.D.
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
Address: 23961 Calle de la Magdalena , Laguna Hills, CA 92691
Dr. Collin Cuong Vu M.D.
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Oncology (Cancer Care), Hematology (Blood Disorders)
4.3 Average rating 4.3 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
Address: 24411 Health Center Dr, Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Dr. Jack F. Jacoub M.D.
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
4.56 Average rating 4.56 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
Address: 24411 Health Center Dr, Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Dr. Asif R. Harsolia M.D.
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Address: 24302 Paseo De Valencia, Laguna Hills, CA
Clinical Interests: stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), radiation therapy ... (Read more)
Merry Lynn Tetef M.D.
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
4.97 Average rating 4.97 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
Address: 24302 Paseo De Valencia , Laguna Hills, CA
Clinical Interests: breast cancer
Dr. Nelly Awkar Lazo M.D
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
Address: 26732 Crown Valley Pk, Mission Viejo, CA
Dr. Alam Nisar Mehdi Syed M.D.
Specializes in Radiology (X-Ray and Medical Imaging), Radiation Oncology
Address: 24302 Paseo De Valencia, Laguna Hills, CA
Clinical Interests: robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (CyberKnife), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) ... (Read more)
Dr. Luke W. Chen M.D.
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
4.5 Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 16300 Sand Canyon Ave, Irvine, CA 92618
Dr. Eleonor Tan Quan M.D.
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
1 Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 16300 Sand Canyon Ave, Irvine, CA 92618
Nishan Tchekmedyian
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
Address: 16300 Sand Canyon Ave, Irvine, CA 92618
Michael L Berman MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
3.96 Average rating 3.96 stars out of 5 (14 ratings)
Address: 24411 Health Center Dr, Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Clinical Interests: bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, biopsy, minimally invasive surgery
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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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