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Stephen L. Graziano MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
3.5 Average rating 3.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 1000 Genesee St, Syracuse, NY 13210
Clinical Interests: bone marrow transplant, paracentesis, chemotherapy ... (Read more)
Sheila M. Lemke MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Hospice and Palliative Medicine (End-of-Life Care and Serious Illness), Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
4.83 Average rating 4.83 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
Address: 4592 Providence Rd, Onondaga, NY 13078
Clinical Interests: chemotherapy, thoracentesis, bone marrow biopsy ... (Read more)
Mijung Lee M.D.
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
Address: 1000 Genesee St, Syracuse, NY 13210
Clinical Interests: chemotherapy, bone marrow biopsy, blood transfusion ... (Read more)
Dr. Gloria Joan Morris MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology
2.75 Average rating 2.75 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 5008 Brittonfield Pwy, De Witt, NY 13057
Clinical Interests: genetic counseling
Dorothy C. Pan M.D.
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
Address: 1000 Genesee St, Syracuse, NY 13210
Clinical Interests: immunotherapy, chemotherapy
Sam Benjamin M.D.
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Hematology (Blood Disorders)
3.94 Average rating 3.94 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 1226 Water St, Syracuse, NY 13210
Clinical Interests: chemotherapy, kidney cancer, bone marrow biopsy ... (Read more)
Rahul Seth DO
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
Address: 1000 Genesee St, Syracuse, NY 13210
Clinical Interests: pancreatic cancer, bladder cancer, melanoma ... (Read more)
Jonathan Wright MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Hospice and Palliative Medicine (End-of-Life Care and Serious Illness), Adult Hematology
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 750 Adams St, Syracuse, NY 13210
Clinical Interests: apheresis, chemotherapy, thoracentesis ... (Read more)
Teresa C. Gentile MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
4.75 Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 1000 Genesee St, Syracuse, NY 13210
Clinical Interests: bone marrow transplant, paracentesis, chemotherapy ... (Read more)
David B. Duggan MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
Address: 750 Adams St, Syracuse, NY 13210
Clinical Interests: lymphoma, leukemia, chemotherapy ... (Read more)
Dr. Namita Chittoria M.D.
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Hematology (Blood Disorders)
Address: 750 Adams St, Syracuse, NY 13210
Anthony J. Scalzo M.D.
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
4.11 Average rating 4.11 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 5008 Brittonfield Pwy, De Witt, NY 13057
Angelie D. Roman MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Hematology (Blood Disorders)
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 5008 Brittonfield Pwy, De Witt, NY 13057
Clinical Interests: cancer, blood disorders
Dana Marie Ruth-Setek NP
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Family Medicine
Address: 550 Harrison St, Syracuse, NY 13202
Kathy Faber-Langendoen MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology
Address: 618 Irving Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13210
Dr. Adham Jurdi MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Hematology (Blood Disorders)
Address: 800 Irving Av, Syracuse, NY 13210
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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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