Cancer is the second–most common disease in the United States, under heart disease, and it takes the lives of approximately 562,340 Americans each year – more than 1,500 people per day. There are many types of cancers, but the most common ones are lung/bronchial, prostate and colon. Cancer specialists treat the disease, depending on the type and stage of severity, with techniques that range from surgery to radiation to chemotherapy. Cancer develops when the body’s cells replicate too quickly without dying fast enough. Causes for cancers vary, but they typically arise from factors like:
- Benzene and other chemicals
- Poisonous mushrooms and a type of poison that can grow on peanut plants (aflatoxins)
SK&A’s office-based Physician Database contains the specific information that will help you touch base with cancer specialists. This list differs from others because it is phone-verified every six months, guaranteeing that all data is correct. The list features a variety of oncologist jobs, such as gynecologic oncologist, oncologist/hematologist, pediatric oncologist/hematologist and radiation oncologist. Detailed information on this list, in addition to cancer doctor mailing addresses, titles and phone numbers, includes linking to hospital affiliation, group medical practice, and health system; number of doctors; whether surgery is performed at the site; office hours; number of exam rooms; and many more selects.