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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
average rating 1 stars (1 rating)
1130 Hickory Street
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. Nanialei Golden works as a radiation oncologist in Melbourne, FL. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Golden is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School.

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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
average rating 2.95 stars (6 ratings)
1130 Hickory Street; Suite B
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. John Bomalaski's area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Bomalaski attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
average rating 5 stars (15 ratings)
1130 S Hickory Street
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. Anil Dhople specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Dhople studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
average rating 5 stars (2 ratings)
1430 S Pine Street
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. Rahul Chopra's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Chopra is a graduate of the University of Florida College 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.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
1430 Pine Street
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. Ravi Shankar is a radiation oncology specialist in Melbourne, FL. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
average rating 4.15 stars (10 ratings)
1430 S Pine Street
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. Diely Pichardo's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Pichardo's patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She 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.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
average rating 3.11 stars (13 ratings)
1344 S Apollo Boulevard; Suite 303
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. Craig Deligdish, who practices in Melbourne, FL, is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Deligdish is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
average rating 2.75 stars (3 ratings)
1130 Hickory Street; Suite B
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. Simon Vinarsky's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Vinarsky is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for 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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