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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's medical specialty is general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Arentz 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. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cruz takes. He attended medical school at Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) School of Medicine. Dr. Cruz's medical residency was performed at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Methodist Health System and Methodist Hospital.

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

Dr. Fred Hardwicke specializes in adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Hardwicke takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of 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 Radiation Oncology
602 Indiana Avenue
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Torres' specialty is radiation oncology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Torres honors. Dr. Torres studied medicine at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Torres trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is conversant in Filipino.

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

Dr. Catherine Ronaghan is a general surgeon and cancer surgeon. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Ronaghan honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. She 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's areas of specialization are family medicine and radiation oncology. 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 Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
602 Indiana Avenue
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Nicholas Dcunha's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. He practices in Lubbock, TX. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dcunha accepts. Dr. Dcunha obtained his medical school training at Topiwala National Medical College and performed his residency at Jersey City Medical Center.

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

Dr. James Cammack's specialties are urology (urinary tract disease) and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He practices in Lubbock, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Cammack is in-network 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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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. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Martinez accepts. Dr. Martinez graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Diane Duyen Nguyen's medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Nguyen studied medicine at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.

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

Dr. Hilal Fanasch-Reckhaus is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of the University of Mosul College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Jui-Lien Chou is a radiation oncologist in Lubbock, TX. She is a graduate of National Taiwan University School of Medicine. Dr. Chou 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 Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
3601 4th Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Ihsan Al-Khalil is a specialist in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. He works in Lubbock, TX. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Al-Khalil graduated from 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' specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. She practices in Lubbock, TX. She is in-network for 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 Oncology, Medical Oncology, Geriatrics
602 Indiana Avenue
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Saba Radhi's specialties are adult oncology, medical oncology, and geriatrics (elderly care). 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.