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

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

Dr. Jessamy Boyd practices radiation oncology, medical oncology, and nuclear radiology. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Lake Pointe Medical Center, and Texas Oncology. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Boyd takes. She graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Boyd completed residency programs at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. Dr. Boyd 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's medical specialty is radiation oncology. These areas are among his clinical interests: stomach tumor, rectal cancer, and sinus cancer. Dr. Shivnani accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He has received the following distinctions: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Shivnani's 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 practices radiation oncology and medical oncology in Dallas, TX and Irving, TX. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and a graduate of Beth Israel Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Wilcox's areas of clinical interest consist of urologic (genitourinary) cancer, lung cancer, and stereotactic radiosurgery. He 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 works as a radiation oncologist in Irving, TX and Dallas, TX. These areas are among Dr. Scruggs's clinical interests: lung cancer, ovarian cancer, and endometrial cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Scruggs attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Lung Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Uterine Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Endometrial ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
919 Hidden Ridge
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Kimberly Stewart's specialty is radiation oncology. She is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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.