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's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. He practices in Houston, TX, Shenandoah, TX, and Cypress, TX. Dr. Yen (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yen include bladder cancer, lung cancer, and minor surgery. Dr. Yen is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at 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 and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yen takes. Dr. Yen is open to new patients.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Kurnool Medical College and performed his residency at Geisinger Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Pachipala speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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

Dr. John Papadopoulos is an urologist and cancer surgeon in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics' residency program. These areas are among Dr. Papadopoulos's clinical interests: bladder cancer, infertility, and tumor. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Papadopoulos's hospital/clinic 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 specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Cypress, TX and Sugar Land, TX. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. King is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. King is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital.

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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.