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Kirti K. Jain MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
Average rating 4.24 stars out of 5 (14 ratings)
Address: 122 Saint Christopher Drive, Russell, KY 41101
Vinay Vermani M.D.
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
Average rating 2.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 2301 2301 Lexington Ave, Ashland, KY 41101
Dr. Terry Eugene Justice M.D.
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Address: 706 23rd Street, Ashland, KY 41101
Phone: 606-329-0060
Dr. Jeffrey Paul Lopez M.D.
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Address: 706 23rd Street, Ashland, KY 41101
Phone: 606-329-0060
Anshu K. Jain M.D.
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Address: 122 Saint Christopher Drive, Russell, KY 41101
Venu Madhav Konala MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
Address: 122 Saint Christopher Drive, Russell, KY 41101
Dr. Mary E. Edgecomb D.O.
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
Address: 617 23rd Street, Ashland, KY 41101
David Kendall Goebel M.D.
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
Address: 617 23rd Street, Ashland, KY 41101
Dr. Chad Jacob Tarabolous M.D.
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
Address: 617 23rd Street, Ashland, KY 41101
Dana Allen Johnson M.D.
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Hospice and Palliative Medicine (End-of-Life Care and Serious Illness), Adult Hematology
Average rating 2.25 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 617 23rd Street, Ashland, KY 41101
Galena Salem M.D.
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
Average rating 4.88 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 617 23rd Street, Ashland, KY 41101
Dr. Mary Katherine Hughes M.D.
Specializes in Surgical Oncology (Cancer Surgery)
Address: 617 23rd Street, Ashland, KY 41101
Dr. Mohammad Ali Syed Jafri M.D.
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology, Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist)
Address: 300 Saint Christopher Drive, Russell, KY 41101
Dr. Jaskirat Singh Randhawa M.D.
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
Address: 617 23rd Street, Ashland, KY 41101
Christy Coovert RN
Specializes in Oncology (Cancer Care)
Address: 300 Saint Christopher Drive, Russell, KY 41101
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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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