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We found 8 radiation oncologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Advantage Plus near Dallas, TX.

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Dr. Jerry Lee Barker Sr., MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Jerry Barker's area of specialization is radiation oncology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Texas Oncology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Barker's office for an appointment. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. John Kevin OConnor, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Radiation Oncology
3600 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. John O'Connor is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. O'Connor's areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, gamma knife radiosurgery, and skull base surgery. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah.

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Clinical interests: Liver Cancer, Skull Base Surgery, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Skull Base Tumors, Cyberknife ... (Read more)

Dr. Barry Neal Wilcox, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology
3410 Worth Street; Suite 100
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Barry Wilcox works as a radiation oncologist and medical oncologist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include urologic (genitourinary) cancer, lung cancer, and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology. Dr. Wilcox is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Cancer, Lung Cancer, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Head and Neck Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr. Brennen Scott Cheek, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3410 Worth Street
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Brennen Cheek is a radiation oncology specialist in Dallas, TX. His areas of expertise include intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), and high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cheek is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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Clinical interests: Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Dr. Arve Ward Gillette, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1441 N. Beckley Avenue; Suite 102
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Arve Gillette works as a radiation oncologist. Dr. Gillette accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Granger Ryan Scruggs, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3410 Worth Street
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Granger Scruggs is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Scruggs include lung cancer, ovarian cancer, and endometrial cancer. Dr. Scruggs is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and a graduate of Ohio State University Medical Center's residency program. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Lung Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Uterine Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Endometrial ... (Read more)

Dr. Gary Stephen Young, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
5801 Forest Park Road
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Gary Young sees patients in Weatherford, TX, Burleson, TX, and Fort Worth, TX. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Young accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He obtained his medical school training at Oral Roberts University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. His professional affiliations include Weatherford Regional Medical Center and Texas Health Huguley Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Kesha Richelle Harris Henderson, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1441 N. Beckley Avenue; Suite 102
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Kesha Harris-Henderson practices radiation oncology in Dallas, TX. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Harris-Henderson graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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What is Radiation Oncology?

Radiation oncologists are physicians who are specially trained in the safe use of radiation to treat cancer. Usually, they will manage a patient’s entire radiation treatment, from the imaging that will guide decisions, to the choices about what kind of radiation therapy to use.

Radiation is one of the few substances that can kill cancer cells and even shrink tumors. It does this by damaging DNA. When DNA becomes sufficiently damaged, cells can no longer reproduce, and they stop growing and die. Cancer cells are more susceptible to radiation than healthy tissue, because they reproduce faster. So typically, cancer cells exposed to radiation will be affected faster than healthy cells will. However it’s still important to protect healthy tissue as much as possible.

There are three ways that radiation can be delivered to the body. It can come from outside the body, delivered by a machine in much the same way x-rays are taken. This is called external-beam radiation. Sometimes the radiation is delivered internally, which is called brachytherapy. Tiny pellets of radioactive material are placed directly onto the cancer, where they can release radiation for a period of time. Some cancers are best treated systemically, with radioactive substances that travel through the bloodstream. Radiation oncologists decide which type of radiation therapy is best, developing a treatment plan for each patient that maximizes the benefits of the radiation while minimizing the risk to any healthy tissue.

Radiation oncologists may work with other kinds of physicians, such as medical oncologists or surgeons, to treat their patients. Sometimes patients are anxious about radiation therapy because it sounds dangerous. But radiation therapy won’t turn you radioactive. It’s safe, and so effective against many different types of cancer that it is one of the most common cancer treatments. Depending on the treatment, it may not even have noticeable side effects.

Radiation oncologists can be important allies in your fight against cancer.