We found 4 medical oncologists who accept Silver Choice HSA 3000 - 4 near Harlingen, TX.

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Dr. Marco Adolfo Araneda, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2121 Pease; Suite 101
Harlingen, TX
 

Dr. Marco Araneda is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Araneda attended the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU). He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Hayan Moualla, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Geriatrics
2121 Pease; Suite 101
Harlingen, TX
 

Dr. Hayan Moualla is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Harlingen, TX. Dr. Moualla is conversant in Arabic. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology. He is a graduate of Tishreen University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Moualla trained at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University for residency. 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.

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Dr. Nabeel Sarhill, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2121 Pease; Suite 101
Harlingen, TX
 

Dr. Nabeel Sarhill practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Harlingen, TX. Dr. Sarhill is affiliated with Texas Oncology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Tishreen University Faculty of Medicine.

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Dr. Balesh Sharma, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2150 N Expressway
Brownsville, TX
 

Dr. Balesh Sharma is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Brownsville, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sharma honors.

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What is Medical Oncology?

Medical oncologists are physicians who treat cancer through the use of medication, usually chemotherapy. Often a medical oncologist is the doctor in charge of a cancer patient’s health care, and this doctor may organize and coordinate all the care the patient receives, even that from other specialists.

Oncologist is a fancy word for a physician who treats cancer. There are three main types of oncologists: surgical oncologists perform surgery, radiation oncologists provide radiation therapy, and medical oncologists treat cancer with chemotherapy and other medication. There are also other distinctions between oncologists. For example, some oncologists specialize only in one or two tumor types (such as breast cancer or lung cancer), and pediatric oncologists only treat children and teens. However, all medical oncologists will be knowledgeable about the use of medicine to treat cancer.

While traditional chemotherapy is the most common medication used to treat cancer, other medications that a medical oncologist might use include hormonal therapies (such as Tamoxifen) or a newer kind of treatment called targeted therapy. Targeted therapy medications act only on cancer cells, while chemotherapy acts on all dividing cells in the body.

The care provided by medical oncologists usually begins when cancer is first suspected. They diagnose and stage cancer, or describe how serious it is. Medical oncologists are often the ones to explain to patients where their cancer is located, how severe their case is, and what treatment is recommended. They manage treatment and follow-up care after the cancer is removed, or they provide palliative care for patients whose cancer cannot be successfully treated.

Medical oncologists typically work with a group of health care providers that form a cancer team to provide care for each patient. The cancer team can include other physicians (such as oncologists and pathologists), oncological nurses, or social workers. Each specialist brings a very specific set of skills to the team, so working together as one unit, they offer a greater breadth of knowledge and skills for each patient.
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