We found 16 oncologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Advantage Plus near Lubbock, TX.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
3601 4th Street; Ms 8312
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Suellen Arentz works as a general surgeon and cancer surgeon in Houston, TX and Lubbock, TX. Dr. Arentz's areas of expertise include breast cancer surgery. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer Surgery

Dr. Jose Carlos Cruz, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
4101 22nd Place
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Jose Cruz practices adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Cruz graduated from Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Methodist Health System and Methodist Hospital.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
602 Indiana Avenue
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Torres is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Lubbock, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Torres speaks Filipino. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Torres attended medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
602 Indiana Avenue
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Fred Hardwicke is a specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. He works in Lubbock, TX. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
3202 21st Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Catherine Ronaghan's specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ronaghan is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Ronaghan has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Radiation Oncology
602 Indiana Avenue
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Scott Dahlbeck practices family medicine and radiation oncology in Lubbock, TX. Dr. Dahlbeck 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. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
4002 21st Street; Suite B
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Rodolfo Martinez's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology. He graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Martinez 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. Dr. Martinez has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
602 Indiana Avenue
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Diane Duyen Nguyen is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. She works in Lubbock, TX. Dr. Nguyen is a graduate of West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
602 Indiana Avenue
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Nicholas Dcunha is a physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Dcunha attended medical school at Topiwala National Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Dcunha completed a residency program at Jersey City Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Urology, Surgical Oncology
Department of Urology 3601 4th Street Stop7260
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. James Cammack is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cammack attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
602 Indiana Avenue
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Hilal Fanasch-Reckhaus' specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. He practices in Conroe, TX and Lubbock, TX. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fanasch-Reckhaus attended medical school at the University of Mosul College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4002 21st Street; Suite A
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Jui-Lien Chou's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chou honors. Dr. Chou attended medical school at National Taiwan University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
602 Indiana Avenue
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Lukman Tijani, who practices in Lubbock, TX, is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Tijani is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
3601 4th Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Ihsan Al-Khalil, who practices in Lubbock, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. Dr. Al-Khalil graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
602 Indiana Avenue
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Catherine Jones is a specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. She honors 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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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Geriatrics
602 Indiana Avenue
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Saba Radhi is an adult oncologist, medical oncologist, and geriatrician. Dr. Radhi is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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.