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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
2717 Michael Angelo; Suite 304
Edinburg, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Herrera is an Edinburg, TX physician who specializes in gynecologic oncology. Dr. Herrera studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2717 Michael Angelo; Suite 303
Edinburg, TX
 

Dr. Ghanem Daghestani, who practices in Edinburg, TX, is a medical specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. He is a graduate of the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Daghestani accepts 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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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2717 Michael Angelo; 302
Edinburg, TX
 

Dr. Sarada Gummadi is a physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2717 Michael Angelo; #302
Edinburg, TX
 

Dr. Satish Desai works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Edinburg, TX. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2717 Michael Angelo; Radiation Oncology Department
Edinburg, TX
 

Dr. Oscar Garcia's medical specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Garcia honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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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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