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Vinay Raja M.D.
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
4.75 Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 666 Parallel Pkwy, Kansas City, KS 66101
Clinical Interests: anal cancer, breast cancer, oral cancer ... (Read more)
Dr. Mark H. Dewolfe M.D.
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
4.96 Average rating 4.96 stars out of 5 (13 ratings)
Address: 2000 Vivion Rd, Kansas City, MO
Clinical Interests: breast cancer, lymphoma, blood cancers ... (Read more)
Suman Kambhampati, MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Oncology (Cancer Care), Adult Hematology, General Practice
4.5 Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 4801 Linwood Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64128
Clinical Interests: autoimmune diseases, mantle cell lymphoma, bleeding disorders ... (Read more)
Dr. Nisreen Haideri, MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Oncology (Cancer Care), Adult Hematology
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
Address: 4321 Washington St, Kansas City, MO
Clinical Interests: abnormal bleeding, bone marrow biopsy, intrathecal chemotherapy (into the spinal fluid) ... (Read more)
Shalina D. Gupta-Burt M.D.
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Radiation Oncology
4.38 Average rating 4.38 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 2750 Clay Edwards Drive, North Kansas City, MO 64116
Clinical Interests: anal cancer, skull base tumors, tumor ... (Read more)
Dr. Venkatadri C. Beeki MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 2000 Vivion Rd, Kansas City, MO
Clinical Interests: palliative care, sinus cancer, skin cancer ... (Read more)
Kelley Young
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Oncology (Cancer Care), Hematology (Blood Disorders), General Practice
Address: 4321 Washington St, Kansas City, MO
Clinical Interests: abnormal bleeding, bone marrow biopsy, intrathecal chemotherapy (into the spinal fluid) ... (Read more)
Dr. Timothy J. Pluard MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Hematology (Blood Disorders)
4.85 Average rating 4.85 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
Address: Kansas City, MO 64111
Ali Shwaiki MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Hematology (Blood Disorders)
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
Address: 4321 Washington St, Kansas City, MO
Clinical Interests: breast cancer
Dr. Joaquina Celebre Baranda MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Hematology (Blood Disorders)
4.5 Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 2328 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Westwood, KS 66205
Clinical Interests: cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer ... (Read more)
Michael Endrodi Salacz MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Hematology (Blood Disorders)
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 2000 Olathe Blvd, Kansas City, KS 66103
Clinical Interests: cancer, brain cancer, clinical trials ... (Read more)
Dr. Janakiraman Subramanian MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Hematology (Blood Disorders)
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
Address: 4321 Washington St, Kansas City, MO
Clinical Interests: clinical trials, esophageal cancer, lung cancer ... (Read more)
Meenakshi Thirunavu M.D.
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
Address: 3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Kansas City, KS 66103
Clinical Interests: lymphoma, breast cancer, blood disorders ... (Read more)
Stephen K. Williamson M.D.
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Hematology (Blood Disorders)
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 4000 Cambridge Street, Kansas City, KS 66160
Clinical Interests: anal cancer, skull base tumors, sinus cancer ... (Read more)
Dr. Peter Jay Van Veldhuizen Jr. M.D.
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
4.33 Average rating 4.33 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 2330 Shawnee Dr, Kansas City, KS 66106
Clinical Interests: kidney cancer, genitourinary cancer, testicular cancer ... (Read more)
Dr. Ashiq Masood MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Hematology (Blood Disorders)
Address: 4321 Washington St, Kansas City, MO
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What is Medical Oncology?

Medical oncologists are physicians who treat cancer through the use of medication, usually chemotherapy. Often a medical oncologist is the doctor in charge of a cancer patient’s health care, and this doctor may organize and coordinate all the care the patient receives, even that from other specialists.

Oncologist is a fancy word for a physician who treats cancer. There are three main types of oncologists: surgical oncologists perform surgery, radiation oncologists provide radiation therapy, and medical oncologists treat cancer with chemotherapy and other medication. There are also other distinctions between oncologists. For example, some oncologists specialize only in one or two tumor types (such as breast cancer or lung cancer), and pediatric oncologists only treat children and teens. However, all medical oncologists will be knowledgeable about the use of medicine to treat cancer.

While traditional chemotherapy is the most common medication used to treat cancer, other medications that a medical oncologist might use include hormonal therapies (such as Tamoxifen) or a newer kind of treatment called targeted therapy. Targeted therapy medications act only on cancer cells, while chemotherapy acts on all dividing cells in the body.

The care provided by medical oncologists usually begins when cancer is first suspected. They diagnose and stage cancer, or describe how serious it is. Medical oncologists are often the ones to explain to patients where their cancer is located, how severe their case is, and what treatment is recommended. They manage treatment and follow-up care after the cancer is removed, or they provide palliative care for patients whose cancer cannot be successfully treated.

Medical oncologists typically work with a group of health care providers that form a cancer team to provide care for each patient. The cancer team can include other physicians (such as oncologists and pathologists), oncological nurses, or social workers. Each specialist brings a very specific set of skills to the team, so working together as one unit, they offer a greater breadth of knowledge and skills for each patient.
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