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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 surgical oncologist. Her areas of expertise include breast cancer surgery. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Arentz graduated from 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 specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology and practices in San Antonio, TX and Lubbock, TX. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. Cruz obtained his medical school training at Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Methodist Health System.

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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. Dr. Hardwicke attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. 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 Radiation Oncology
602 Indiana Avenue
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Torres sees patients in Lubbock, TX. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Torres is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He speaks Filipino.

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

Dr. Catherine Ronaghan is a general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. She is rated highly by her patients. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Ronaghan attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: 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. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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

Dr. Nicholas Dcunha specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Dcunha takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Topiwala National Medical College. He trained at Jersey City Medical Center for his residency.

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

Dr. James Cammack practices urology (urinary tract disease) and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Lubbock, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cammack accepts.

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

Dr. Rodolfo Martinez is a physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Martinez is in-network 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 Washington School of Medicine. 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 graduated from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Nguyen accepts 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 Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
602 Indiana Avenue
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Hilal Fanasch-Reckhaus is a hematologist and oncologist in Conroe, TX and Lubbock, TX. He graduated from the University of Mosul College of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

Dr. Lukman Tijani is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He works in Lubbock, TX. Dr. Tijani 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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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4002 21st Street; Suite A
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Jui-Lien Chou practices radiation oncology. Dr. Chou graduated from National Taiwan University School of Medicine. She honors 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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Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
3601 4th Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Ihsan Al-Khalil sees patients in Lubbock, TX. His medical specialties are pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Al-Khalil 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. He attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine.

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

Dr. Catherine Jones, who practices in Lubbock, TX, is a medical specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Jones is in-network for 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, Geriatrics
602 Indiana Avenue
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Saba Radhi is an oncologist, medical oncologist, and geriatrician in Lubbock, TX. She is in-network 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.