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Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Sanford, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery), adult hematology, and adult oncology. Dr. Sanford's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, anemia, and colon cancer. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Scott and White Healthcare. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Sanford is affiliated with Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Brain Cancer, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Cancer, Lymphoma, Head and Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Anita Lyn Sabichi, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
One Baylor Plaza; Ms: Bcm 187
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Anita Sabichi's specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. She practices in Houston, TX. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sabichi studied medicine at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Dr. Sabichi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese. She is professionally affiliated with Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility.

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Dr. Matthew James Ellis, BS, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
6620 Main Street; Suite 1350
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Ellis is a specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Ellis attended medical school at the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Ellis focuses on metastatic breast cancer and clinical trials. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Clinical interests: Clinical Trials, Metastatic Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr. Susan Marie Escudier, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Susan Escudier is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her areas of expertise include leukemia, anemia, and colon cancer. Her professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Texas Oncology. Dr. Escudier graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Escudier takes. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Escudier's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Cancer, Lymphoma, Hemochromatosis, Blood Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michelina Marie Cairo, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
7515 Main Street; Suite 740
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michelina Cairo sees patients in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. Her medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cairo include bladder cancer, colon cancer, and bone marrow aspiration. Dr. Cairo's professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Oncology. She attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Cairo has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Brain Cancer, Colon Cancer, Musculoskeletal Problems, Leukemia, Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lawrence Edward Foote, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
7515 Main Street; Suite 740
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lawrence Foote, who practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Oncology. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Foote trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Foote has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Aihua Edward Yen, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
6620 Main Street; Suite 1350
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Aihua Yen sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). Areas of expertise for Dr. Yen include prostate cancer. He is affiliated with Baylor Clinic. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Yen is conversant in Mandarin.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Cancer, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Abdul-Masih F Farha, MD
Specializes in Other, Medical Oncology
1631 North Loop W; Suite 160
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Abdul-Masih Farha's area of specialization is medical oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Greater Heights Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Farha attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2130 W. Holcombe Boulevard; 10th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kathy Sam sees patients in Houston, TX. Her medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical 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. She studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Sam has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Her professional affiliations include Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
6620 Main Street; Suite 1350
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sao Jiralerspong, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Jiralerspong is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1 Baylor Plaza; Ms: Bcm187, Suite R407
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nicholas Mitsiades' areas of specialization are adult oncology and medical oncology. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
7015 Almeda Road
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kavita Patel works as an oncologist and medical oncologist in Houston, TX. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.

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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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