We found 7 medical oncologists near Longview, TX.

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Dr. Kavita Kavita Nirmal, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1300 N 4th Street
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Kavita Nirmal, who practices in Longview, TX and Marshall, TX, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology. Dr. Nirmal is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Lewis Alvin Duncan, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
1300 North 4th Street
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Lewis Duncan is an adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders) specialist in Longview, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology. Dr. Duncan studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Duncan has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Lijo John, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1300 N 4th Street
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Lijo John specializes in adult oncology and medical oncology and practices in Longview, TX and Marshall, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology. For his residency, Dr. John trained at Baylor University Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Dr. Larry Lynn Frase, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
1300 North 4th Street
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Larry Frase sees patients in Longview, TX. His medical specialties are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Frase is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Rama Koteswararao Koya, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1300 N 4th Street
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Rama Koya is a Longview, TX physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Neeraj Roshanial Sharma, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1300 N 4th Street
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Neeraj Sharma works as an oncologist and medical oncologist. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Dr. Matei Paul Socoteanu, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1300 N 4th Street
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Matei Socoteanu practices hospital medicine (hospitalist), adult hematology, and adult oncology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Socoteanu studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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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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