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Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
50 Staniford Street; 4th Floor
Boston, MA

Dr. Matthew Hutter is a general surgeon, surgical oncologist, and colon and rectal surgeon. Dr. Hutter's areas of expertise include diverticular disease, stomach surgery, and colon surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Hutter studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Diverticular Disease, Hernia Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Abdominal Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
165 Cambridge Street; Suite 301
Boston, MA

Dr. A. Benedict Cosimi specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and practices in Boston, MA. His areas of expertise consist of gastrointestinal surgery, hepatobiliary surgery, and melanoma. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Dr. Cosimi performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Cosimi has received the distinction of Boston Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Hepatobiliary Surgery, Kidney Transplant, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Melanoma

Specializes in Oncology, Adult Hematology
55 Fruit Street; Yaw 7
Boston, MA

Dr. David Smith specializes in oncology (cancer care) and adult hematology. Dr. Smith offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati for residency. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
55 Fruit Street; Yaw 9
Boston, MA

Dr. Wb Younger is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include breast cancer. Dr. Younger is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Younger welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer

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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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