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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4520 W Us Highway 90
Lake City, FL
 

Dr. Martin Holzman is a Lake City, FL physician who specializes in radiation oncology. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Holzman's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
795 Sw State Rd 47; Lake
City, FL
 

Dr. Mark Thompson's specialty is radiation oncology. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
289 Sw Stonegate Terr; Suite #103
Lake City, FL
 

Dr. Vernon Montoya is a Lake City, FL physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. He attended medical school at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. For his residency, Dr. Montoya trained at Booth Memorial Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
289 Sw Stonegate Terrace; Suite #103
Lake City, FL
 

Dr. Uma Iyer's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
289 Sw Stonegate Terrace; Suite 103
Lake City, FL
 

Dr. Waseem Khan's medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Khan at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khan accepts.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Internal Medicine
4520 W Us Highway 90
Lake City, FL
 

Dr. Bobby Harrison practices radiation oncology in Lake City, FL. Dr. Harrison accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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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