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Dr. Mohan Nuthakki MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3130 North Dixie Drive; Suite 107
Troy, OH
 

Dr. Mohan Nuthakki sees patients in Troy, OH and Sidney, OH. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Nuthakki attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. His clinical interests encompass cancer. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nuthakki is professionally affiliated with Kettering Health Network and Upper Valley Medical Center (UVMC). He is closed to new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Hematology
3130 N. County Rd 25-a
Troy, OH
 

Dr. Ronald Setzkorn is a radiation oncology and hematology (blood disorders) specialist. Dr. Setzkorn is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Setzkorn completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cancer. Dr. Setzkorn is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Good Samaritan Hospital, Atrium Medical Center, and Kettering Health Network. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3130 N. Dixie Drive; Suite 107
Troy, OH
 

Dr. Rajeev. Kulkarni's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Troy, OH and Sidney, OH. His clinical interests include cancer. Dr. Kulkarni honors Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Seth G.S. Medical College and a graduate of Lankenau Medical Center's residency program. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kettering Health Network and Upper Valley Medical Center (UVMC). He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
average rating 4.25 stars (3 ratings)
41 Stanfield Drive; Suite C
Troy, OH
 

Dr. Joseph Lavelle's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology; he sees patients in Dayton, OH, Troy, OH, and Kettering, OH. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Lavelle is affiliated with Kettering Health Network. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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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