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Dr. Omar Eton M.D.
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
Address: 85 Seymour Street, Hartford, CT 06106
Clinical Interests: immunotherapy, clinical trials, melanoma ... (Read more)
Jessica M. Clement M.D.
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 85 Seymour Street, Hartford, CT 06106
Clinical Interests: kidney cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, genitourinary cancer ... (Read more)
Dr. Kenneth Albert Leopold M.D.
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 80 Seymour Street, Hartford, CT 06106
Clinical Interests: lymphoma, breast cancer, thoracic cancer ... (Read more)
Jeffrey Michael Kamradt MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
4.58 Average rating 4.58 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
Address: 85 Retreat Avenue, Hartford, CT
Clinical Interests: thoracic cancer, kidney cancer, genitourinary cancer ... (Read more)
Mr. Todd J. Alekshun M.D.
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
2.38 Average rating 2.38 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
Address: 1260 Silas Deane Hwy, Wethersfield, CT 06109
Dr. William Jeffrey Baker M.D.
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 85 Retreat Avenue, Hartford, CT
Clinical Interests: cancer, lymphoma, leukemia ... (Read more)
Dr. Stacy R. Nerenstone M.D.
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology
4.75 Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 85 Retreat Avenue, Hartford, CT
Clinical Interests: cancer, breast cancer, clinical trials ... (Read more)
Patricia Defusco MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 100 Retreat Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106
Clinical Interests: breast cancer
Dr. Daniel E. Morganstern MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
2.75 Average rating 2.75 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 1260 Silas Deane Hwy, Wethersfield, CT 06109
Clinical Interests: breast cancer
Madhavi Gorusu M.D.
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
4.5 Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 100 Retreat Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106
Dr. Peter K. Schauer M.D.
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology
4.88 Average rating 4.88 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 85 Retreat Avenue, Hartford, CT
Clinical Interests: breast cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, genitourinary cancer ... (Read more)
Dr. Timothy J. Hong M.D.
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
Address: 85 Retreat Avenue, Hartford, CT
Clinical Interests: cancer, pancreatic cancer, thoracic cancer ... (Read more)
Dr. Charanjeev Singh Kapoor M.D.
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Hematology
4.83 Average rating 4.83 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: Talcott Rd, West Hartford, CT 06110
Dr. Mark E. Dailey M.D.
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 85 Retreat Avenue, Hartford, CT
Clinical Interests: pancreatic cancer, breast cancer, thoracic cancer ... (Read more)
Peter P. Yu MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
Address: 80 Seymour St, Hartford, CT
Jonathan Sporn MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
Address: 114 Woodland St, Hartford, CT 06105
Clinical Interests: cancer, immunotherapy, clinical trials ... (Read more)
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What is Medical Oncology?

Medical oncologists are physicians who treat cancer through the use of medication, usually chemotherapy. Often a medical oncologist is the doctor in charge of a cancer patient’s health care, and this doctor may organize and coordinate all the care the patient receives, even that from other specialists.

Oncologist is a fancy word for a physician who treats cancer. There are three main types of oncologists: surgical oncologists perform surgery, radiation oncologists provide radiation therapy, and medical oncologists treat cancer with chemotherapy and other medication. There are also other distinctions between oncologists. For example, some oncologists specialize only in one or two tumor types (such as breast cancer or lung cancer), and pediatric oncologists only treat children and teens. However, all medical oncologists will be knowledgeable about the use of medicine to treat cancer.

While traditional chemotherapy is the most common medication used to treat cancer, other medications that a medical oncologist might use include hormonal therapies (such as Tamoxifen) or a newer kind of treatment called targeted therapy. Targeted therapy medications act only on cancer cells, while chemotherapy acts on all dividing cells in the body.

The care provided by medical oncologists usually begins when cancer is first suspected. They diagnose and stage cancer, or describe how serious it is. Medical oncologists are often the ones to explain to patients where their cancer is located, how severe their case is, and what treatment is recommended. They manage treatment and follow-up care after the cancer is removed, or they provide palliative care for patients whose cancer cannot be successfully treated.

Medical oncologists typically work with a group of health care providers that form a cancer team to provide care for each patient. The cancer team can include other physicians (such as oncologists and pathologists), oncological nurses, or social workers. Each specialist brings a very specific set of skills to the team, so working together as one unit, they offer a greater breadth of knowledge and skills for each patient.
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