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Dr. Murtaza Najmuddin Bhuriwala, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
130 Medical Center Parkway; Suite 5
Huntsville, TX
 

Dr. Murtaza Bhuriwala sees patients in Kingwood, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Tomball, TX. His medical specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Bhuriwala's areas of clinical interest consist of lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bhuriwala takes. His education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at Grace Hospital, Detroit. Dr. Bhuriwala (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Breast Cancer

Dr. Samer Said Suki, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
112 Medical Park Lane
Huntsville, TX
 

Dr. Samer Suki specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology and practices in Kingwood, TX, Tomball, TX, and Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Suki include cancer, breast issues, and general care. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Suki accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore, Dr. Suki attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Suki (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. Dr. Suki's professional affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Cancer, General Care, Breast Issues, Blood Disorders

Dr. Mary Kurtz Crow, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
112 Medical Park Lane
Huntsville, TX
 

Dr. Mary Crow specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Crow include breast cancer and blood disorders. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for her residency. Dr. Crow's hospital/clinic affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Cancer, Blood Disorders, Breast Cancer

Dr. Anirudha Dasgupta, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
130 Medical Ctr Parkway; Suite 5
Huntsville, TX
 

Dr. Anirudha Dasgupta works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Houston, TX, Huntsville, TX, and The Woodlands, TX. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dasgupta accepts. He attended medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, Houston Northwest Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital.

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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.