We found 5 radiation oncologists who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 015 near Irving, TX.

Dr. Jessamy Anne Boyd, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Nuclear Radiology
1901 N. Macarthur Boulevard
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Jessamy Boyd is a radiation oncology and nuclear radiology specialist. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Lake Pointe Medical Center, and Texas Oncology. Before performing her residency at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville, Dr. Boyd attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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Dr. Anand Thanwar Shivnani, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2001 N. Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 120
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Anand Shivnani practices radiation oncology in Dallas, TX, McKinney, TX, and Sherman, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: stomach tumor, rectal cancer, and sinus cancer. Dr. Shivnani honors 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 Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University's residency program. Dr. Shivnani's distinctions include: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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Clinical interests: Rectal Problems, Urologic Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Abdominal Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Barry Neal Wilcox, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology
2021 North Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 400
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Barry Wilcox's areas of specialization are radiation oncology and medical oncology; he sees patients in Dallas, TX and Irving, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Wilcox's training includes a residency program at Beth Israel Medical Center. He is especially interested in urologic (genitourinary) cancer, lung cancer, and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). 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. Wilcox is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Cancer, Lung Cancer, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Head and Neck Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr. Granger Ryan Scruggs, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2021 North Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 400
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Granger Scruggs is a radiation oncologist. Dr. Scruggs attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Scruggs trained at Ohio State University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include lung cancer, ovarian cancer, and endometrial cancer. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Scruggs's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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Clinical interests: Lung Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Uterine Cancer, High Dose Rate Brachytherapy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
919 Hidden Ridge
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Kimberly Stewart is a radiation oncologist. Dr. Stewart graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.