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We found 5 oncologists who accept Blue Advantage Security HMO 100 near Pasadena, TX.

Dr. Silwan Silwan Chedid, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
5810 Melinda Lane
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Solly Chedid's medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Dr. Chedid graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Dr. Theodore Kuo-Chun Yang, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4000 Spencer Highway
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Theodore Yang is a radiation oncologist in The Woodlands, TX, Pasadena, TX, and Houston, TX. Dr. Yang is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Dr. Sahba Qadeer Nadeem, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
3801 Vista Road; Suite 380
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Sahba Nadeem is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nadeem is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Dow Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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Dr. Mohamed Maqbool Ul Haq, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
3301 Plainview; Suite 1d
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Mohamed Haq specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology and practices in Houston, TX and Pasadena, TX. Dr. Haq attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
7620 Bellfort
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Hans Altinger is a specialist in gynecologic oncology. He works in Houston, TX. In Dr. Altinger's practice, he is particularly interested in cancer. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.