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

Dr. David Sanford is a cancer surgeon, hematologist, and adult oncologist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Before completing his residency at Scott and White Healthcare, Dr. Sanford attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Sanford's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, anemia, and colon cancer. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Sanford's 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, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Sabichi is affiliated with Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Dr. Sabichi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

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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 medical specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. His clinical interests encompass metastatic breast cancer and clinical trials. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ellis studied medicine at the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine.

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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's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Escudier's areas of expertise include leukemia, anemia, and colon cancer. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Escudier accepts. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Texas Oncology. She is accepting 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 is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Cairo's clinical interests include bladder cancer, colon cancer, and bone marrow aspiration. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Oncology. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Cairo attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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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 is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Oncology. Dr. Foote 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 Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. 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 specializes in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). Dr. Yen studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. His clinical interests include prostate cancer. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Yen speaks Mandarin. He is affiliated with Baylor Clinic.

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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, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in medical oncology. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Farha is professionally affiliated with Greater Heights Hospital.

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

Dr. Kathy Sam is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is affiliated with Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. Dr. Sam is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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

Dr. Sao Jiralerspong is an adult oncologist and medical oncologist. Dr. Jiralerspong accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Nicholas Mitsiades sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is a graduate of 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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