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We found 4 oncologists who accept Blue Choice Silver PPO 003 near Lufkin, TX.

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Dr. Sidney Creed Roberts, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Radiation Oncology
1201 W Frank Avenue
Lufkin, TX
 

Dr. Sidney Roberts works as a hospice and palliative medicine specialist and radiation oncologist in Lufkin, TX and Nacogdoches, TX. Dr. Roberts is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: Fellow, American College of Radiology; Texas Super Doctors; and KSWP/KAVX Community Impact Awards Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1202 West Frank Avenue
Lufkin, TX
 

Dr. Kavitha Pinnamaneni is a Lufkin, TX physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. She is a graduate of Andhra Medical College. She 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 Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1202 West Frank Avenue
Lufkin, TX
 

Dr. Munir Ahmad is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He studied medicine at New York Medical College and Quaid-e-Azam Medical College. Dr. Ahmad's patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. 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 Hematology, Adult Oncology
1202 West Frank Avenue
Lufkin, TX
 

Dr. Bramham Reddy, who practices in Lufkin, TX, is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Reddy honors 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.