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We found 4 oncologists who accept Private Healthcare Systems near Cypress, TX.

Dr. Charles L Yen, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 140
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Charles Yen specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, lung cancer, and minor surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yen accepts. Dr. Yen attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Yen (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. Dr. Yen is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Sarcoidosis, Brain Cancer, Minor Surgery, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Krishna Kishore Pachipala, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 140
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Krishna Pachipala specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology and practices in Houston, TX, Shenandoah, TX, and Cypress, TX. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Pachipala accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Geisinger Medical Center, Dr. Pachipala attended Kurnool Medical College for medical school. He speaks Spanish.

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Dr. John Nicholas Papadopoulos, MD
Specializes in Urology, Surgical Oncology
18220 State Highway
Houston, TX
 

Dr. John Papadopoulos specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Before performing his residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Dr. Papadopoulos attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, infertility, and tumor. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Transurethral ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Karl King is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. King accepts. Dr. King is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Cantonese.

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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.