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Richard Eldon Royal M.D.
Specializes in Surgical Oncology (Cancer Surgery)
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 887 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102
Lisa A. Rutstein MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology (Cancer Surgery)
4.25 Average rating 4.25 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
Address: 887 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04102
Clinical Interests: cancer, stomach problems
Dr. Matthew C. Dugan D.O.
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 100 Campus Dr, Scarborough, ME 04074
Dr. Devon L. Evans MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
Address: 100 Campus Dr, Scarborough, ME 04074
Roger C. Inhorn M.D.
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
Address: 195 Fore River Pwy, Portland, ME 04102
Dr. Christian Anton Thomas MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
4.9 Average rating 4.9 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 100 Campus Dr, Scarborough, ME 04074
Dr. Helen F. Ryan MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
3.75 Average rating 3.75 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 100 Campus Dr, Scarborough, ME 04074
Ms. Jamie Lynn Thompson PA-C
Specializes in Hematology (Blood Disorders), Surgical Oncology (Cancer Surgery)
Address: 22 Bramhall St, Portland, ME 04102
Clinical Interests: cancer
Dr. Frederick R. Aronson MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
4.56 Average rating 4.56 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 100 Campus Dr, Scarborough, ME 04074
Anna Halina Niegowska MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
Address: 144 State St, Portland, ME 04102
Dr. David Conner Benton MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
Address: 100 Campus Dr, Scarborough, ME 04074
Dr. John Paul Winters III M.D.
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
Address: 100 Campus Dr, Scarborough, ME 04074
Dr. Karin Lorraine Cole M.D.
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology (Cancer Surgery)
Address: 195 Fore River Parkway, Portland, ME 04102
Dr. Owen B. Pickus D.O.
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
Address: 2 Chabot St, Westbrook, ME 04092
Dr. Paige Teller MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology (Cancer Surgery)
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
Address: 100 Campus Dr, Scarborough, ME 04074
Dr. Tracey F. Weisberg MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology
3.92 Average rating 3.92 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
Address: 100 Campus Dr, Scarborough, ME 04074
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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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