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Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
1770 Presidential Circle
Snellville, GA
 

Dr. Kelly Drake works as a radiation oncologist in Decatur, GA, Lawrenceville, GA, and Snellville, GA. Dr. Drake honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze. After attending Emory University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1700 Tree Lane; Suite 490
Snellville, GA
 

Dr. Ravi Sarma sees patients in Snellville, GA. His medical specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. On average, patients gave Dr. Sarma a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sarma takes.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
1770 Presidential Circle; Department of Radiation Oncology
Snellville, GA
 

Dr. Tracy McElveen is a radiation oncologist in Decatur, GA and Snellville, GA. Dr. McElveen attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1700 Tree Lane; Suite 490
Snellville, GA
 

Dr. Alexander Saker is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist in Lawrenceville, GA and Snellville, GA. He studied medicine at Medical College of Georgia. The average patient rating for Dr. Saker is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Atlanta Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1700 Tree Lane; Suite 490
Snellville, GA
 

Dr. Allan Freedman, who practices in Snellville, GA, is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Freedman has received the following distinction: Atlanta Super Doctors.

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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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