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Dr. David Michael Kahn, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2964 N. State Road 7; Suite 330
Margate, FL
 

Dr. David Kahn practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Margate, FL. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Kahn attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health.

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Dr. Abdon J Medina, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
4848 Coconut Creek Parkway; Suite 100
Coconut Creek, FL
 

Dr. Abdon Medina's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Medina graduated from the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is affiliated with Broward Health.

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Dr. Tony T Lee, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2101 Riverside Drive; Suite 101
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Tony Lee is a radiation oncologist. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Lee is affiliated with Broward Health.

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Dr. Edward J Kaplan, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4848 Coconut Creek Parkway; Suite 100
Coconut Creek, FL
 

Dr. Edward Kaplan works as a radiation oncologist in Coconut Creek, FL and Wellington, FL. He is affiliated with Broward Health. Dr. Kaplan graduated from Albany Medical College and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors.

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Dr. Christopher T Chen, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2101 Riverside Drive; Suite 101
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Chen works as a radiation oncologist in Coral Springs, FL and Plantation, FL. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Chen obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is affiliated with Broward Health.

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Dr. Isaac Vaisman, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2101 Riverside Drive; Suite 101
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Isaac Vaisman sees patients in Coral Springs, FL and Plantation, FL. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Vaisman is a graduate of Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health.

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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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