We found 18 medical oncologists near Lenexa, KS.

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Dr. Nisreen Haideri, MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Oncology (Cancer Care), Adult Hematology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
Address: 10600 Quivira Road, Olathe, KS 66215
Phone: 913-541-5550
Clinical Interests: abnormal bleeding, bone marrow biopsy, intrathecal chemotherapy (into the spinal fluid) ... (Read more)
Kelley Young
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Oncology (Cancer Care), Hematology (Blood Disorders), General Practice
Address: 11217 Lakeview Avenue, Olathe, KS 66219
Phone: 913-258-2800
Clinical Interests: abnormal bleeding, bone marrow biopsy, intrathecal chemotherapy (into the spinal fluid) ... (Read more)
Stuart W. Hinton M.D.
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
Address: 11300 Corporate Avenue, Olathe, KS 66219
Phone: 913-574-2650
Clinical Interests: palliative care, sinus cancer, skin cancer ... (Read more)
Muzaffar Iqbal, MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Hematology (Blood Disorders), Critical Care (Intensive Care Medicine), General Practice
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: West 106th Street, Overland Park, KS 66215
Phone: 913-541-5550
Clinical Interests: abnormal bleeding, bone marrow biopsy, consultation ... (Read more)
Michael Endrodi Salacz MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Hematology (Blood Disorders)
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 12200 W 110th Street, Olathe, KS 66210
Phone: 913-547-2714
Clinical Interests: cancer, brain cancer, clinical trials ... (Read more)
Jaswinder Singh, MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology, Critical Care (Intensive Care Medicine), General Practice
Average rating 4.12 stars out of 5 (13 ratings)
Address: 10600 Quivira Road, Olathe, KS 66215
Clinical Interests: bone marrow biopsy, consultation, intrathecal chemotherapy (into the spinal fluid) ... (Read more)
Amy C. Rabe M.D.
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
Average rating 3.5 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 11300 Corporate Avenue, Olathe, KS 66219
Phone: 913-574-2650
Rolando Daniel Breier MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
Address: 11217 Lakeview Avenue, Olathe, KS 66219
Phone: 913-258-2800
Brooke D. Loo PA
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Hematology (Blood Disorders)
Address: 12200 W 106th Street, Olathe, KS 66215
Clinical Interests: chemotherapy, neurological disorders, laminoplasty ... (Read more)
Dr. Peter Jay Van Veldhuizen Jr. M.D.
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
Average rating 4.33 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: West 106th Street, Overland Park, KS 66215
Phone: 913-541-5550
Clinical Interests: kidney cancer, genitourinary cancer, testicular cancer ... (Read more)
Joseph Stilwill MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
Address: West 106th Street, Overland Park, KS 66215
Phone: 913-541-5550
Clinical Interests: bone marrow biopsy, consultation, intrathecal chemotherapy (into the spinal fluid) ... (Read more)
Mark C. Myron M.D.
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 12200 W 110th Street, Olathe, KS 66210
Galen M. Custer M.D.
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
Average rating 1.75 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 12200 W 110th Street, Olathe, KS 66210
Warner Peng MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
Address: Overland Park, KS
Dr. Venkataprasanth P. Reddy M.D.
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
Address: 9301 W 74th Street, Olathe, KS 66204
Diane Dorothy Gonzalez FNP
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Hematology (Blood Disorders)
Address: 10600 Mastin Street, Olathe, KS 66212
Clinical Interests: chemotherapy, laminoplasty, epidural nerve block ... (Read more)
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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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