We found 7 oncologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Choice near Sherman, TX.

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Dr. Lynn Di Donato Canavan, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
3601 N. Calais Street
Sherman, TX
 

Dr. Lynn Canavan is a general surgeon and cancer surgeon. Her clinical interests include cyst aspiration, breast cancer surgery, and fine needle aspiration (FNA). The average patient rating for Dr. Canavan is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Canavan takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Canavan graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Oncology. Dr. Canavan welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cyst Aspiration, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Lumpectomy, Mastectomy, Breast Cancer Surgery, Fine ... (Read more)

Dr. Alex Ali Ehsan, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
2800 Hwy 75 N
Sherman, TX
 

Dr. Alex Ehsan is a physician who specializes in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: salivary gland cancer, thrombocytosis (high platelet count), and thyroid cancer. Dr. Ehsan accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at Central University of the East School of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Ehsan is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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Clinical interests: Vulvar Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Skin Cancer, Salivary Gland Cancer, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Tongue ... (Read more)

Dr. Jill Prince Heffernan, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
5012 S. Highway 75; Suite 170
Denison, TX
 

Dr. Jill Heffernan practices radiation oncology in Sherman, TX, Denison, TX, and McKinney, TX. Dr. Heffernan's clinical interests include stomach tumor, rectal cancer, and sinus cancer. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology. She obtained her medical school training at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Heffernan honors 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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Clinical interests: Rectal Problems, Urologic Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Abdominal Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amir Ali Faridi, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2800 S Highway 75
Sherman, TX
 

Dr. Amir Faridi's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Sherman, TX, McKinney, TX, and Denison, TX. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Geisinger Medical Center and Mount Vernon Hospital, Dr. Faridi attended medical school at Dow Medical College. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Oncology and Medical Center of McKinney.

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Dr. Tammy Elizabeth Roque, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2800 S Highway 75
Sherman, TX
 

Dr. Tammy Roque is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Roque is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology. She is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. She honors 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 Oncology, Medical Oncology
2800 Hwy 75n
Sherman, TX
 

Dr. Larry Barker is an adult oncology and medical oncology specialist. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Barker is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2800 Hwy 75 N
Sherman, TX
 

Dr. Mary Hebert is a radiation oncology specialist. She studied medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Hebert honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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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