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William O'Meara, MD, MPH
Specializes in Radiology (X-Ray and Medical Imaging), Radiation Oncology
Address: 41 Mill Rd, Wilmington, MA 01887
Clinical Interests: lung problems, head and neck problems, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) ... (Read more)
Joseph Pennacchio, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology, Hematology (Blood Disorders), General Practice
4.88 Average rating 4.88 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 41 Montvale Avenue, Stoneham, MA 02180
Clinical Interests: cancer, blood disorders
Young Bae Kim, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, General Practice
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 41 Montvale Av, Stoneham, MA 02180
Clinical Interests: cervical cancer, gynecologic cancer, ovarian cancer ... (Read more)
Klaudia Hunter MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Address: 41 Mill Street, Burlington, MA 01803
Clinical Interests: colorectal problems, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), spine problems
Valena J. Wright MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
4.88 Average rating 4.88 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: Burlington, MA 01805
Clinical Interests: gynecologic cancer, minimally invasive procedures, minimally invasive surgery ... (Read more)
Phillip Gray, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, General Practice
Address: 48 Montvale Avenue, Stoneham, MA 02180
Etin-Osa O. Osa, MD
Specializes in Radiology (X-Ray and Medical Imaging), Radiation Oncology
Address: 41 Mill Rd, Wilmington, MA 01887
Dr. Andrea Bertram McKee M.D.
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4.75 Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 41 Mill Rd, Wilmington, MA 01887
Clinical Interests: intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT), lung problems, breast issues ... (Read more)
Douglas Tisdale, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Oncology (Cancer Care), Adult Hematology, General Practice
3.75 Average rating 3.75 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 41 Mill Street, Burlington, MA 01803
Gene Wong, MD
Specializes in Radiology (X-Ray and Medical Imaging), Radiation Oncology
Address: 41 Mill Rd, Wilmington, MA 01887
Clinical Interests: lung problems, head and neck problems, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) ... (Read more)
Todd Adams, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Address: 128 Washington St, Arlington, MA 02474
Clinical Interests: external beam radiation therapy (EBRT), brachytherapy (seed implants)
Dr. Howard Chia-Hao Hsu M.D.
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Address: 41 Mill Rd, Wilmington, MA 01887
Clinical Interests: lung problems, head and neck problems, genitourinary cancer ... (Read more)
Christopher G. Tretter, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology, Oncology (Cancer Care)
Address: 41 Mill Rd, Wilmington, MA 01887
Arthur P. Rabinowitz, MD
Specializes in Oncology (Cancer Care), Adult Hematology
1 Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 41 Mill Rd, Wilmington, MA 01887
Paul McKeough, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, General Practice
Address: 48 Montvale Avenue, Stoneham, MA 02180
Nasima Khatoon M.D.
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 41 Montvale Avenue, Stoneham, MA 02180
Clinical Interests: blood disorders, lymphoma, gastrointestinal cancer ... (Read more)
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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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