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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 physician who specializes in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: diverticular disease, stomach surgery, and colon surgery. Dr. Hutter is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Hutter takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He is open to new patients.

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

Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
165 Cambridge Street; Suite 301
Boston, MA
 

Dr. A. Benedict Cosimi is a general surgeon and cancer surgeon in Boston, MA. His areas of expertise consist of gastrointestinal surgery, hepatobiliary surgery, and melanoma. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Cosimi obtained his medical school training at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors. Dr. Cosimi's practice is open to new patients.

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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 works as an oncologist and hematologist. He attended Boston University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Smith takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Smith is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
average rating 4.57 stars (10 ratings)
55 Fruit Street; Yaw 9
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Wb Younger works as a hematologist and adult oncologist in Boston, MA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Younger include breast cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Younger graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Younger trained at Boston Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Younger is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He is accepting 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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