We found 6 oncologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver PPO near Denison, TX.

Dr. Lynn Di Donato Canavan, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
3601 N. Calais Street
Sherman, TX
 

Dr. Lynn Canavan is a physician who specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Canavan's areas of expertise include the following: cyst aspiration, breast cancer surgery, and fine needle aspiration (FNA). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Oncology. She honors 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 her office for an appointment. Dr. Canavan is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Cyst Aspiration, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Lumpectomy, Mastectomy, Breast Cancer Surgery, Fine ... (Read more)

Dr. Alex Ali Ehsan, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
5012 S Us Hwy 75
Denison, TX
 

Dr. Alex Ehsan's specialties are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). He practices in Sherman, TX and Denison, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ehsan include salivary gland cancer, thrombocytosis (high platelet count), and thyroid cancer. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ehsan attended medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine. His distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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Clinical interests: Vulvar Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Skin Cancer, Salivary Gland Cancer, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Tongue ... (Read more)

Dr. Jill Prince Heffernan, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2800 Highway 75 North
Sherman, TX
 

Dr. Jill Heffernan practices radiation oncology. After completing medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Clinical interests for Dr. Heffernan include stomach tumor, rectal cancer, and sinus cancer. Dr. Heffernan honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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Clinical interests: Rectal Problems, Urologic Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Abdominal Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amir Ali Faridi, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
5012 S. Highway 75; Suite 170
Denison, TX
 

Dr. Amir Faridi is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Sherman, TX, McKinney, TX, and Denison, TX. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Faridi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Oncology and Medical Center of McKinney. He studied medicine at Dow Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Geisinger Medical Center and Mount Vernon Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Tammy Elizabeth Roque, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2800 Hwy 75
Sherman, TX
 

Dr. Tammy Roque specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Roque is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Imran Siddiqi, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1331 Memorial Drive
Denison, TX
 

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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.