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Elyse C. Schneiderman MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 3.87 stars (4 ratings)
1 Salt Creek Lane
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Elyse Schneiderman is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patient ratings for Dr. Schneiderman average 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Schneiderman include lung cancer, colon cancer, and coagulation disorders. Dr. Schneiderman is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Schneiderman is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She is conversant in French.

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Clinical interests: Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer, ... (Read more)

Sudarshan K. Sharma MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
average rating 4.02 stars (13 ratings)
121 N Elm Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Sudarshan Sharma specializes in gynecologic oncology and practices in Hinsdale, IL. Dr. Sharma's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: gynecological problems, colposcopy, and clinical trials. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sharma honors. Dr. Sharma has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Sharma (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Punjabi. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Clinical interests: Colposcopy, Clinical Trials, Laparoscopic Surgery, Laser Treatment, Laser Surgery, Gynecological ... (Read more)

Donald L. Sweet MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 5 stars (15 ratings)
908 N Elm Street; Suite 210
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Donald Sweet is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include lung cancer, colon cancer, and coagulation disorders. Dr. Sweet is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Sweet's professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Clinical interests: Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer, ... (Read more)

Patricia J. Madej MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 5 stars (5 ratings)
1 Salt Creek Lane
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Patricia Madej's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patients gave Dr. Madej an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: lung cancer, colon cancer, and coagulation disorders. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Madej (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French and Russian.

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Clinical interests: Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. John A. Greager II MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
average rating 4.81 stars (4 ratings)
1263 S Highland Avenue; Suite 100
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. John Greager is a general surgeon and surgical oncologist in Lombard, IL. His areas of expertise include breast cancer surgery, thyroid surgery, and hernia surgery. Patients gave Dr. Greager an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks.

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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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