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Daniel Luppens, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, General Surgery, Oncology (Cancer Care), Plastic Surgery
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 417 11th St, Richmond, VA 23219
Clinical Interests: cosmetic surgery
Amelia Grover, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology (Cancer Surgery)
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 401 11th St, Richmond, VA 23219
Clinical Interests: thyroid surgery, breast cancer, parathyroid surgery ... (Read more)
John Barrett, MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Oncology (Cancer Care), Adult Hematology, Hematology (Blood Disorders)
Address: 1300 Marshall St, Richmond, VA 23219
Clinical Interests: bleeding disorders, blood cancers, thrombosis (blood clots) ... (Read more)
Serge Nana-Sinkam, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology, Pulmonology (Lung & Respiratory Disease), Oncology (Cancer Care), Adult Critical Care
Address: 1250 Marshall St, Richmond, VA 23298
Charles Leland Rogers M.D.
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Address: 401 College St, Richmond, VA 23298
Clinical Interests: cancer, stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), spinal cord tumor ... (Read more)
Rachit Shah, MD
Specializes in Cardiology (Heart Disease), Thoracic Surgery, Oncology (Cancer Care)
Address: 417 11th St, Richmond, VA 23219
Clinical Interests: endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS), acid reflux (GERD), hiatal hernia ... (Read more)
Beata Holkova, MD
Specializes in Legal Medicine, Adult Oncology, Oncology (Cancer Care), Adult Hematology, Hematology (Blood Disorders)
Address: 1300 Marshall St, Richmond, VA 23219
Clinical Interests: lymphoma, clinical trials, leukemia ... (Read more)
Lance Hampton, MD
Specializes in Urology (Urinary Tract Disease), General Surgery, Oncology (Cancer Care), Surgical Oncology (Cancer Surgery), Urologic Oncology
Address: 401 11th St, Richmond, VA 23219
Clinical Interests: genitourinary cancer, laparoscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery ... (Read more)
Hetal Vachhani, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Oncology (Cancer Care), Adult Hematology, Hematology (Blood Disorders)
Address: 1300 Marshall St, Richmond, VA 23219
Clinical Interests: breast cancer
Sherman Baker, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Oncology (Cancer Care), Hematology (Blood Disorders)
Address: 1300 Marshall St, Richmond, VA 23219
Clinical Interests: clinical trials, lung cancer, head and neck cancer
Georgi Guruli, MD PhD
Specializes in Urology (Urinary Tract Disease), General Surgery, Oncology (Cancer Care), Surgical Oncology (Cancer Surgery), Urologic Oncology
Address: 401 11th St, Richmond, VA 23219
Clinical Interests: kidney cancer, genitourinary cancer, testicular cancer
Giao Phan, MD, F.A.C.S.
Specializes in Surgical Oncology (Cancer Surgery)
Address: 1300 Marshall St, Richmond, VA 23219
Clinical Interests: immunotherapy, breast cancer, melanoma ... (Read more)
Gordon Ginder, MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Oncology (Cancer Care), Hematology (Blood Disorders)
Address: 1300 Marshall St, Richmond, VA 23219
Clinical Interests: blood cancers
Anthony Cassano, MD
Specializes in Cardiology (Heart Disease), Thoracic Surgery, Oncology (Cancer Care)
Address: 417 11th St, Richmond, VA 23219
Clinical Interests: minimally invasive surgery
Mary Helen Hackney, MD
Specializes in Oncology (Cancer Care), Adult Hematology, Hematology (Blood Disorders)
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
Address: 1300 Marshall St, Richmond, VA 23219
Clinical Interests: cancer, breast cancer, education
Christopher Johnson, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Address: 8222 Meadowbridge Rd, Mechanicsville, VA 23116
Clinical Interests: skin cancer, head and neck cancer
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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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