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Dr. Elizabeth A Peralta, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
3883 Airway Drive; Suite 165
Santa Rosa, CA

Dr. Elizabeth Peralta is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Her areas of expertise include breast surgery. Dr. Peralta is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Peralta's residency was performed at Virginia Mason Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Breast Surgery

Dr. Ying Cao, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3883 Airway Drive; #220
Santa Rosa, CA

Dr. Ying Cao's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She practices in Santa Rosa, CA, San Jose, CA, and Los Gatos, CA. She speaks Mandarin. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cao include chemotherapy, bone marrow exam (aspiration and biopsy), and gastrointestinal cancer. Dr. Cao is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Good Samaritan Hospital. Dr. Cao graduated from Nanjing Medical University. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cao honors. Dr. Cao has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Exam, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Lymphoma, Blood Disorders, Chemotherapy, Breast Cancer

Dr. David Minh Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Hematology
3883 Airway Drive; Suite 220
Santa Rosa, CA

Dr. David Nguyen is a medical oncologist and hematologist. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Nguyen is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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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