We found 6 medical oncologists who accept Humana near Duluth, MN.

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Steven Arthur Kuross
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Medical Oncology
400 E 3rd Street
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Steven Kuross' specialties are adult hematology and medical oncology. His clinical interests include cancer. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kuross honors. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Kuross attended the University of Minnesota Medical School. He is affiliated with Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 3rd Street Building, Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 1st Street Building, and Essentia Health Cancer Center (Duluth).

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Clinical interests: Cancer

Daniel Alan Nikcevich
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 5 stars (2 ratings)
400 E 3rd Street
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Daniel Nikcevich is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Nikcevich include cancer. Dr. Nikcevich is professionally affiliated with Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 3rd Street Building, Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 1st Street Building, and Essentia Health Cancer Center (Duluth). He attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Duke University Medical Center. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

Bret Edward Buckley Friday MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
400 E 3rd Street
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Bret Friday's medical specialty is adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Friday is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. He is especially interested in cancer. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Friday honors. Dr. Friday's professional affiliations include Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 3rd Street Building, Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 1st Street Building, and Essentia Health Cancer Center (Duluth).

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Clinical interests: Cancer

Lloyd Howard Ketchum
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
400 E 3rd Street
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Lloyd Ketchum's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. He completed his residency training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Ketchum's areas of expertise include cancer. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ketchum takes. Dr. Ketchum is professionally affiliated with Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 3rd Street Building, Essentia Health-Hibbing Clinic, and Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 1st Street Building.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

Jonathan Robert Sande
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
400 E 3rd Street
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Jonathan Sande works as an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Duluth, MN. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sande include cancer. Dr. Sande takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Mayo Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Sande is affiliated with Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 3rd Street Building, Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 1st Street Building, and Essentia Health Cancer Center (Duluth).

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Clinical interests: Cancer

Specializes in Medical Oncology, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
400 E 3rd Street
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Thomas Kaiser works as a medical oncologist and orthopedic surgeon. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 3rd Street Building.

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What is Medical Oncology?

Medical oncologists are physicians who treat cancer through the use of medication, usually chemotherapy. Often a medical oncologist is the doctor in charge of a cancer patient’s health care, and this doctor may organize and coordinate all the care the patient receives, even that from other specialists.

Oncologist is a fancy word for a physician who treats cancer. There are three main types of oncologists: surgical oncologists perform surgery, radiation oncologists provide radiation therapy, and medical oncologists treat cancer with chemotherapy and other medication. There are also other distinctions between oncologists. For example, some oncologists specialize only in one or two tumor types (such as breast cancer or lung cancer), and pediatric oncologists only treat children and teens. However, all medical oncologists will be knowledgeable about the use of medicine to treat cancer.

While traditional chemotherapy is the most common medication used to treat cancer, other medications that a medical oncologist might use include hormonal therapies (such as Tamoxifen) or a newer kind of treatment called targeted therapy. Targeted therapy medications act only on cancer cells, while chemotherapy acts on all dividing cells in the body.

The care provided by medical oncologists usually begins when cancer is first suspected. They diagnose and stage cancer, or describe how serious it is. Medical oncologists are often the ones to explain to patients where their cancer is located, how severe their case is, and what treatment is recommended. They manage treatment and follow-up care after the cancer is removed, or they provide palliative care for patients whose cancer cannot be successfully treated.

Medical oncologists typically work with a group of health care providers that form a cancer team to provide care for each patient. The cancer team can include other physicians (such as oncologists and pathologists), oncological nurses, or social workers. Each specialist brings a very specific set of skills to the team, so working together as one unit, they offer a greater breadth of knowledge and skills for each patient.
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