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Cheryl A. Johnson MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
4.9 Average rating 4.9 stars out of 5 (149 ratings)
Address: 720 720 Lincoln Hwy, Wall, PA 15137
Clinical Interests: anal cancer, neuroendocrine tumors, tumor ... (Read more)
Calvin Lu MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
4.78 Average rating 4.78 stars out of 5 (137 ratings)
Address: 720 720 Lincoln Hwy, Wall, PA 15137
Clinical Interests: thyroid cancer, bleeding disorders, liver cancer ... (Read more)
Maureen Rose Hewitt MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
4.8 Average rating 4.8 stars out of 5 (185 ratings)
Address: 720 720 Lincoln Hwy, Wall, PA 15137
Clinical Interests: thyroid cancer, bleeding disorders, liver cancer ... (Read more)
William E. Luginbuhl MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
4.9 Average rating 4.9 stars out of 5 (128 ratings)
Address: 720 720 Lincoln Hwy, Wall, PA 15137
Clinical Interests: anal cancer, neuroendocrine tumors, tumor ... (Read more)
Dr. Donald V. Woytowitz Jr. M.D.
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Hematology (Blood Disorders)
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 3799 3799 Center Ave, West Mifflin, PA 15122
Michele Tedeschi MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
4.9 Average rating 4.9 stars out of 5 (209 ratings)
Address: 720 720 Lincoln Hwy, Wall, PA 15137
Clinical Interests: thyroid cancer, bleeding disorders, liver cancer ... (Read more)
Michael R. Costello MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
4.9 Average rating 4.9 stars out of 5 (227 ratings)
Address: 720 720 Lincoln Hwy, Wall, PA 15137
Clinical Interests: thyroid cancer, bleeding disorders, liver cancer ... (Read more)
Sunil Saroha MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
4.9 Average rating 4.9 stars out of 5 (174 ratings)
Address: 720 720 Lincoln Hwy, Wall, PA 15137
Clinical Interests: thyroid cancer, bleeding disorders, liver cancer ... (Read more)
James Patterson MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
4.9 Average rating 4.9 stars out of 5 (185 ratings)
Address: 720 720 Lincoln Hwy, Wall, PA 15137
Clinical Interests: thyroid cancer, bleeding disorders, liver cancer ... (Read more)
Dr. Meher Burki M.D.
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
4.8 Average rating 4.8 stars out of 5 (100 ratings)
Address: 720 720 Lincoln Hwy, Wall, PA 15137
Clinical Interests: pancreatic cancer, colon problems, blood disorders ... (Read more)
Dr. James P. Ohr D.O.
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
3.38 Average rating 3.38 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
Address: 3799 3799 Center Ave, West Mifflin, PA 15122
Mrs. Nicole Ani Mukalian AGPCNP-BC
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Hematology (Blood Disorders)
Address: 720 720 Lincoln Hwy, Wall, PA 15137
Clinical Interests: thyroid cancer, bleeding disorders, liver cancer ... (Read more)
Dr. Jing Zhou Hou MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
4.88 Average rating 4.88 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 3799 3799 Center Ave, West Mifflin, PA 15122
Kevin M. Kane M.D.
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
Address: 1500 5th Avenue, Allegheny, PA 15132
Dr. Jason Bierenbaum MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine)
Address: 1500 5th Avenue, Allegheny, PA 15132
Daniel P. Petro M.D.
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
3.5 Average rating 3.5 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 3799 3799 Center Ave, West Mifflin, PA 15122
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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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