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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
9930 Grubbs Road
Wexford, PA
 

Dr. Kiran Rajasenan practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Wexford, PA, Cranberry Township, PA, and Pittsburgh, PA. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Rajasenan trained at Allegheny General Hospital. Dr. Rajasenan has indicated that his clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Rajasenan has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He is professionally affiliated with Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
9930 Grubbs Road
Wexford, PA
 

Dr. Robert Gluckman practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Wexford, PA and Pittsburgh, PA. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. Dr. Gluckman is professionally affiliated with UPMC St. Margaret and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
9100 Babcock Boulevard; Department of Radiation Oncology
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Jennifer Osborn is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Pittsburgh, PA. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Ohio State University College of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Osborn is professionally affiliated with Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

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Dr. Brian T McLaughlin, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
9100 Babcock Boulevard; Suite G600
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Brian McLaughlin's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Horizon, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. Dr. McLaughlin is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
9930 Grubbs Road
Wexford, PA
 

Dr. Theodore Crandall is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Wexford, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, and Cranberry Township, PA. His education and training includes medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Areas of expertise for Dr. Crandall include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Crandall honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He is affiliated with UPMC St. Margaret and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

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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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