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We found 3 radiation oncologists who accept Blue Advantage Bronze HMO 105 - Two $40 PCP Visits near Huntsville, TX.

Dr. Theodore Kuo-Chun Yang, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
112 Medical Park Lane
Huntsville, TX
 

Dr. Theodore Yang, who practices in The Woodlands, TX, Pasadena, TX, and Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Yang is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
640 Interstate 45 S
Huntsville, TX
 

Dr. Mark D'andrea sees patients in Houston, TX, Huntsville, TX, and Brenham, TX. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. After attending Ponce School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. D'andrea accepts. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
112 Medical Park Lane
Huntsville, TX
 

Dr. Maria Sosa's area of specialization is radiation oncology. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sosa is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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What is Radiation Oncology?

Radiation oncologists are physicians who are specially trained in the safe use of radiation to treat cancer. Usually, they will manage a patient’s entire radiation treatment, from the imaging that will guide decisions, to the choices about what kind of radiation therapy to use.

Radiation is one of the few substances that can kill cancer cells and even shrink tumors. It does this by damaging DNA. When DNA becomes sufficiently damaged, cells can no longer reproduce, and they stop growing and die. Cancer cells are more susceptible to radiation than healthy tissue, because they reproduce faster. So typically, cancer cells exposed to radiation will be affected faster than healthy cells will. However it’s still important to protect healthy tissue as much as possible.

There are three ways that radiation can be delivered to the body. It can come from outside the body, delivered by a machine in much the same way x-rays are taken. This is called external-beam radiation. Sometimes the radiation is delivered internally, which is called brachytherapy. Tiny pellets of radioactive material are placed directly onto the cancer, where they can release radiation for a period of time. Some cancers are best treated systemically, with radioactive substances that travel through the bloodstream. Radiation oncologists decide which type of radiation therapy is best, developing a treatment plan for each patient that maximizes the benefits of the radiation while minimizing the risk to any healthy tissue.

Radiation oncologists may work with other kinds of physicians, such as medical oncologists or surgeons, to treat their patients. Sometimes patients are anxious about radiation therapy because it sounds dangerous. But radiation therapy won’t turn you radioactive. It’s safe, and so effective against many different types of cancer that it is one of the most common cancer treatments. Depending on the treatment, it may not even have noticeable side effects.

Radiation oncologists can be important allies in your fight against cancer.