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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
8333 9th Avenue; Suite G
Port Arthur, TX
 

Dr. Danny Chow is a radiation oncologist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Chow completed a residency program at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Chow (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital.

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Dr. Syed Usama Saad Akhtar, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2501 Jimmy Johnson Boulevard; Suite 205
Port Arthur, TX
 

Dr. Syed Akhtar is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He graduated from Dow Medical College. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Akhtar is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Sriinivas Kodali, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2501 Jimmy Johnson Boulevard; Suite 205
Port Arthur, TX
 

Dr. Srinivas Kodali works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Beaumont, TX and Port Arthur, TX. Dr. Kodali is affiliated with Texas Oncology. He 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 Guntur Medical College.

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Dr. Ernest Clayton Hymel, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
8333 Ninth Avenue; Suite G
Port Arthur, TX
 

Dr. Ernest Hymel's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Hymel (or staff) speaks Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese. Dr. Hymel is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He honors 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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Dr. Rudranath Talukdar, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
8333 9th Avenue; Suite G
Port Arthur, TX
 

Dr. Rudranath Talukdar is a medical specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), adult hematology, and adult oncology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cancer. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Calcutta National Medical College and the University of Calcutta for medical school, Dr. Talukdar completed his residency training at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Talukdar has received the following distinctions: Best Resident Award in Oncology and Raunaq Education Foundation Award. Dr. Talukdar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Bengali, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
8333 9th Avenue; Ste: G
Port Arthur, TX
 

Dr. Harry Smith sees patients in Port Arthur, TX and Houston, TX. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
3535 Gates Boulevard
Port Arthur, TX
 

Dr. Essam Malaty practices adult hematology and adult oncology. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Malaty graduated from the University of the Northeast School of Medicine and New York Medical College.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4600 9th Avenue
Port Arthur, TX
 

Dr. Triptesh Chaudhury is a radiation oncologist in Port Arthur, TX. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2001 9th Avenue; Suite 204
Port Arthur, TX
 

Dr. Ramesh Karia's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology. He attended medical school at L.T. Municipal Medical College. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
8333 9th Avenue; Suite G
Port Arthur, TX
 

Dr. Micah Monaghan works as a radiation oncologist in Port Arthur, TX. He is in-network for United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, Humana HMO, and more. Dr. Monaghan graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.

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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.