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Dr. Carlos Eduardo Gonzalez-Angulo, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2150 N Expressway 83
Brownsville, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Gonzalez-Angulo is a radiation oncologist. He studied medicine at the University of Cartagena Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Gonzalez-Angulo completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and Mercy Hospital of Buffalo. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Marcelo Moreira Boek, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2150 N Expressway 83
Brownsville, TX
 

Dr. Marcelo Boek is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Brownsville, TX and McAllen, TX. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Boek is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Balesh Sharma, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2150 N Expressway 83
Brownsville, TX
 

Dr. Balesh Sharma's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Brownsville, TX. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Sharma is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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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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