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Dr. Alex Jovencio Makalinao, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
3440 Lomita Boulevard; 250
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Alex Makalinao is an adult hematologist and oncologist. Before completing his residency at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, Dr. Makalinao attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. Dr. Makalinao has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Makalinao has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. He is conversant in Filipino. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Eric Mun-Wight Cheung, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4305 Torrance Boulevard; Suite 109
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Eric Cheung is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Cheung's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. His medical residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Cheung is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and PIH Health. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Thomas E Lowe, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
514 N. Prospect Avenue; 4th Floor
Redondo Beach, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Lowe's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology; he sees patients in Redondo Beach, CA. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CorVel. Dr. Lowe graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Ramin Mirhashemi, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
23600 Telo Avenue; Suite 250
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Ramin Mirhashemi practices gynecologic oncology. In Dr. Mirhashemi's practice, he is particularly interested in gynecologic cancer and robotic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Mirhashemi is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for residency. Dr. Mirhashemi has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Mirhashemi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Mirhashemi is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Wade Y Nishimoto, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
3440 Lomita Boulevard; 250
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Wade Nishimoto's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. He practices in Los Angeles, CA, El Segundo, CA, and Torrance, CA. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Before completing his residency at VA Long Beach Healthcare System, Dr. Nishimoto attended medical school at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine and the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nishimoto is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Garth A Green, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3531 Fashion Way
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Garth Green practices radiation oncology in Torrance, CA and San Pedro, CA. Dr. Green is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Green trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Ronald W Thompson, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3531 Fashion Way
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Ronald Thompson, who practices in Torrance, CA, San Pedro, CA, and Santa Monica, CA, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. After completing medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thompson takes. He is accepting new patients.

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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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