We found 41 oncologists near Shreveport, LA.

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Nebu Verghese Koshy, M.D. FACP
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Oncology (Cancer Care), Adult Hematology, Hematology (Blood Disorders)
Address: 1501 Kings Highway, Shreveport, LA 71103
Clinical Interests: blood and marrow transplant
Richard Preston Mansour M.D.
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
Address: 1501 Kings Highway, Shreveport, LA 71103
Quyen Dinh Chu M.D.
Specializes in Surgical Oncology (Cancer Surgery)
Address: 1501 Kings Highway, Shreveport, LA 71103
Gary Von Burton M.D.
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 1501 Kings Highway, Shreveport, LA 71103
Dr. Manish Dhawan MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
Average rating 3.88 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: Shreveport, LA 71101
Dr. Shuja Ahmed M.D.
Specializes in Surgical Oncology (Cancer Surgery)
Address: 1501 Kings Highway, Shreveport, LA 71103
Dr. Srinivas S. Devarakonda M.D
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
Address: 1501 Kings Highway, Shreveport, LA 71103
Glenn Morris Mills M.D.
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
Address: 1501 Kings Highway, Shreveport, LA 71103
Mindie Michelle Kavanaugh MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
Address: 1501 Kings Highway, Shreveport, LA 71103
Dr. Kavitha Beedupalli M.D.
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
Address: 1501 Kings Highway, Shreveport, LA 71103
Jay Michael Marion M.D.
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
Average rating 3.5 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 1501 Kings Highway, Shreveport, LA 71103
Troy A. Richards MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Neuroradiology
Address: 1501 Kings Highway, Shreveport, LA 71103
Dr. Robert J. Massingill MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
Average rating 3.75 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 1 St Mary Place, Shreveport, LA 71101
Joyce Elizabeth Feagin MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
Average rating 3.25 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 2600 Kings Highway, Shreveport, LA 71103
Samip Rajendra Master MBBS
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
Address: 1501 Kings Highway, Shreveport, LA 71103
Dr. Beng-Hoey Jo M.D.
Specializes in Radiology (X-Ray and Medical Imaging), Radiation Oncology
Address: 510 East Stoner Avenue, Shreveport, LA 71101
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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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