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Mr. Forrest L. Thompson M.D.
Specializes in Other, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
201 E. Grover Street
Shelby, NC
 

Dr. Forrest Thompson is an oncologist and medical oncologist in Shelby, NC. Dr. Thompson has indicated that his clinical interests include cancer. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He attended Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Greenville Health System for residency. Dr. Thompson is professionally affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

Obiageli Uchenna Ogbata M.D.
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
201 E. Grover Street
Shelby, NC
 

Dr. Obiageli Ogbata is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Shelby, NC and Charlotte, NC. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ogbata include genitourinary cancer, breast cancer, and head and neck cancer. She accepts Medicare insurance. She graduated from the University of Nigeria Faculty of Medical Sciences. Her training includes a residency program at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System.

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Clinical interests: Cancer, Genitourinary Cancer, Breast Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer

Dr. Helen R. Maddux M.D.
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
201 E. Grover Street
Shelby, NC
 

Dr. Helen Maddux's medical specialty is radiation oncology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include external beam radiation therapy (EBRT). She honors Medicare insurance. Before performing her residency at Nationwide Children's Hospital and UNC Hospitals, Dr. Maddux attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System.

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Clinical interests: External Beam Radiation Therapy

David L. Graham MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 3.91 stars (9 ratings)
201 E. Grover Street
Shelby, NC
 

Dr. David Graham specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, and kidney cancer. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Graham takes Medicare insurance. He graduated from Mayo Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Graham is affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Genitourinary Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Blood Disorders, Cancer, Non-Small Cell Lung ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1405b N Lafayette Street
Shelby, NC
 

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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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