We found 34 oncologists near Kalamazoo, MI.

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Dr. Adam Dickler MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Address: 5121 South Westnedge Avenue, Portage, MI 49002
Clinical Interests: trigeminal neuralgia, lymphoma, radiation therapy ... (Read more)
Dr. Anna Hoekstra M.D.
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 200 North Park Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Phone: 269-382-2500
Dr. Jeffrey D. Radawski M.D.
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Surgery
Address: 200 North Park Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Phone: 269-382-2500
Samuel Kirk Payne MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Hospice and Palliative Medicine (End-of-Life Care and Serious Illness), Adult Hematology
Address: 1521 Gull Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49048
Phone: 269-226-5241
Radhakrishna Vemuri MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 200 North Park Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Muhammad Khurram Hameed
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology
Address: 200 North Park Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Phone: 269-382-2500
Dr. Linda D. Grossheim MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Address: 200 North Park Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Marcia Liepman MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
Average rating 4.46 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
Address: 200 North Park Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Dr. Benjamin Baines Mize M.D.
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
Address: 200 North Park Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Phone: 269-382-2500
Gitonga Munene MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology (Cancer Surgery)
Average rating 3.67 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 200 North Park Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Phone: 269-382-2500
Dr. Mohammad Omaira M.D
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
Address: 200 North Park Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Phone: 269-382-2500
Dr. Hassan Issa MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
Address: 200 North Park Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Phone: 269-382-2500
Hemasri Tokala MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
Address: 200 North Park Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Phone: 269-382-2500
Sanja Kaluza M.D.
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
Address: 200 North Park Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Dr. Sunil Nagpal M.D.
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 200 North Park Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Phone: 269-382-2500
Muhammad Rafi MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 200 North Park Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Phone: 269-382-2500
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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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