We found 3 oncologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver PPO near Denison, TX.

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

Dr. Alex Ehsan is a specialist in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). His areas of expertise include salivary gland cancer, thrombocytosis (high platelet count), and thyroid cancer. Dr. Ehsan is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology. He is a graduate of Central University of the East School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ehsan accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars.

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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
5012 S. Highway 75; Suite 170
Denison, TX

Dr. Jill Heffernan is a radiation oncologist in Sherman, TX, Denison, TX, and McKinney, TX. Dr. Heffernan's areas of expertise include stomach tumor, rectal cancer, and sinus cancer. Her professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology. She is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Heffernan's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). She accepts 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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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, who practices in Sherman, TX, McKinney, TX, and Denison, TX, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology and Medical City McKinney (MCM). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Faridi obtained his medical school training at Dow Medical College and performed his residency at Geisinger Medical Center and Mount Vernon Hospital. He speaks Spanish.

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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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