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

Dr. Sidney Roberts' specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Roberts 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. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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 W Frank Avenue
Lufkin, TX
 

Dr. Bramham Reddy practices adult hematology and adult oncology in Lufkin, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Reddy is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Reddy 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 Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1202 W Frank Avenue
Lufkin, TX
 

Dr. Kavitha Pinnamaneni is a hematologist and oncologist in Lufkin, TX. Dr. Pinnamaneni 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 Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1202 W Frank Avenue
Lufkin, TX
 

Dr. Munir Ahmad works as an adult hematologist and adult oncologist. He is a graduate of New York Medical College. The average patient rating for Dr. Ahmad is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ahmad 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.
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