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Dr. Willliam E Luginbuhl, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
720 West Lincoln Highway
Exton, PA
 

Dr. William Luginbuhl is a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in West Chester, PA, Exton, PA, and Kennett Square, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Luginbuhl include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. Dr. Luginbuhl honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Shands HealthCare. Dr. Luginbuhl has received the following distinction: Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue. His professional affiliations include Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Chester County Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Molly S Stumacher, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
720 West Lincoln Highway
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Molly Stumacher is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. Her areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Stumacher performed her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She has received distinctions including Recognized by Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issue, 2015-2017 and Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue. She is affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Chester County Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Dennis A Berman, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
720 West Lincoln Highway
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Dennis Berman practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. These areas are among his clinical interests: rectal cancer, colon cancer, and vaginal cancer. The average patient rating for Dr. Berman is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Berman takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Berman has received the following distinction: Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue. He is professionally affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Chester County Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Vulvar Cancer, Urologic Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Kidney Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Robert Costello, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
720 West Lincoln Highway
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Michael Costello specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Exton, PA, West Chester, PA, and Kennett Square, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Costello's education and training includes medical school at Penn State College of Medicine and residency at Temple University Hospital. He has received the distinction of Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Chester County Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Michele T Tedeschi, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
720 West Lincoln Highway
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Michele Tedeschi is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She works in West Chester, PA, Exton, PA, and Kennett Square, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Tedeschi include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. She is affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Chester County Hospital. Dr. Tedeschi takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Temple University Hospital. She has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue.

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Clinical interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. James M Patterson, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
720 West Lincoln Highway
Exton, PA
 

Dr. James Patterson specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in West Chester, PA, Exton, PA, and Kennett Square, PA. Dr. Patterson's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Chester County Hospital. After attending Eastern Virginia Medical School, he completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Patterson has received the following distinction: Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue.

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Clinical interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Cheryl A Johnson, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
720 West Lincoln Highway
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Cheryl Johnson is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She works in West Chester, PA, Exton, PA, and Kennett Square, PA. She attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Johnson's residency was performed at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Her clinical interests include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Johnson takes. She has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue. Dr. Johnson's professional affiliations include Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Chester County Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Maureen Rose Hewitt, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
720 West Lincoln Highway
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Maureen Hewitt's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her clinical interests include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. Dr. Hewitt's professional affiliations include Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Chester County Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Clinical interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Calvin Lu, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
720 West Lincoln Highway
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Calvin Lu is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in West Chester, PA, Exton, PA, and Kennett Square, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lu include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. Dr. Lu's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before performing his residency at UH Case Medical Center, Dr. Lu attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Lu has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue. He is affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Chester County Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Sunil Saroha, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
720 West Lincoln Highway
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Sunil Saroha sees patients in West Chester, PA, Exton, PA, and Kennett Square, PA. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Saroha's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Chester County Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Saroha attended All India Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals and Graduate Hospital for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue.

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Clinical interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Meher Burki, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
720 West Lincoln Highway
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Meher Burki works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. Her clinical interests include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. Dr. Burki is professionally affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Chester County Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at Aga Khan University Medical College and performed her residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Burki takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She has received the distinction of Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue.

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Clinical interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

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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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