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Neelesh S. Bangalore PHD, MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Hematology (Blood Disorders)
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 1800 N California Street, Stockton, CA 95204
Clinical Interests: thyroid cancer, bleeding disorders, liver cancer ... (Read more)
Prasad Dighe MD
Specializes in Oncology (Cancer Care), Hematology (Blood Disorders)
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 1800 N California Street, Stockton, CA 95204
Clinical Interests: thyroid cancer, bleeding disorders, liver cancer ... (Read more)
Ilia Gur M.D.
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology (Cancer Surgery)
Average rating 4.71 stars out of 5 (61 ratings)
Address: 1800 N California Street, Stockton, CA 95204
Clinical Interests: thyroid cancer, bleeding disorders, liver cancer ... (Read more)
Vitune Vongtama - St. Teresa Comprehensive Cancer Center
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Address: 4722 Quail Lakes Drive, Stockton, CA 95207
Dr. Ajithkumar A. Puthillath MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Hematology (Blood Disorders)
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 1800 N California Street, Stockton, CA 95204
Clinical Interests: thyroid cancer, bleeding disorders, liver cancer ... (Read more)
Dr. Steven Marc Kurtzman MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Address: 1805 N California Street, Stockton, CA 95204
Phone: 925-487-0455
Aminder S. Mehdi MD
Specializes in Oncology (Cancer Care)
Average rating 3.33 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 1800 N California Street, Stockton, CA 95204
Clinical Interests: thyroid cancer, bleeding disorders, liver cancer ... (Read more)
Dan Vongtama - St. Teresa Comprehensive Cancer Center
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Address: 4722 Quail Lakes Drive, Stockton, CA 95207
Edward C. Greenleaf M.D.
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine)
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 1800 N California Street, Stockton, CA 95204
Clinical Interests: autoimmune diseases, bone marrow biopsy, pituitary disorders ... (Read more)
Merla E. Puray M.D.
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
Address: 1800 N California Street, Stockton, CA 95204
Clinical Interests: thyroid cancer, bleeding disorders, liver cancer ... (Read more)
Chunhui Fang MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
Address: 2626 N California Street, Stockton, CA 95204
Dr. Wiley Leland Fowler M.D.
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
Address: 1800 N California Street, Stockton, CA 95204
Clinical Interests: fibroids, ovarian cyst, yeast infection (candidiasis) ... (Read more)
John F. Kiraly III MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Hematology
Average rating 4.4 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
Address: 2626 N California Street, Stockton, CA 95204
Phone: 209-466-2626
Priyal Pragnesh Dholakiya MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
Address: 1800 N California Street, Stockton, CA 95204
Clinical Interests: autoimmune diseases, excision, colporrhaphy (vaginal wall repair) ... (Read more)
Dr. Gauravjit Singh MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Address: 1800 N California Street, Stockton, CA 95204
Clinical Interests: cancer, pituitary disorders, vulvar cancer ... (Read more)
Dr. Amandeep Singh Gill M.D
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
Address: 500 W Hospital Road, French Camp, CA 95231
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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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