We found 4 oncologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver PPO near Denison, TX.

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

Dr. Lynn Canavan's medical specialty is general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Canavan attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Canavan include cyst aspiration, breast cancer surgery, and fine needle aspiration (FNA). She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Canavan speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Oncology. She is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Alex Ehsan works as an adult oncologist, medical oncologist, and hematologist. His clinical interests include salivary gland cancer, thrombocytosis (high platelet count), and thyroid cancer. Patients gave Dr. Ehsan an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ehsan honors. Dr. Ehsan graduated from Central University of the East School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ehsan include: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. His professional affiliations include 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
5012 S. Highway 75; Suite 170
Denison, TX
 

Dr. Jill Heffernan's specialty is radiation oncology. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Heffernan attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school. These areas are among Dr. Heffernan's clinical interests: stomach tumor, rectal cancer, and sinus cancer. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to 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. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Faridi studied medicine at Dow Medical College. His residency was performed at Geisinger Medical Center and Mount Vernon Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Faridi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Oncology and Medical Center of McKinney.

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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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