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We found 8 oncologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Choice near Sherman, TX.

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

Dr. Lynn Canavan is a medical specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Canavan's clinical interests include cyst aspiration, breast cancer surgery, and fine needle aspiration (FNA). Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. She 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. She studied medicine at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Canavan is affiliated with 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's specialties are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). He practices in Sherman, TX and Denison, TX. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ehsan's clinical interests include salivary gland cancer, thrombocytosis (high platelet count), and thyroid cancer. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Ehsan is a graduate of Central University of the East School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. He 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's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Heffernan include stomach tumor, rectal cancer, and sinus cancer. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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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 is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Faridi is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Dow Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Faridi trained at Geisinger Medical Center and Mount Vernon Hospital. Dr. Faridi is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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 physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Roque accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. She is affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Imran Siddiqi, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
5012 South. Hwy 75; Suite 170
Denison, TX
 

Dr. Imran Siddiqi works as an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. He graduated from Sindh Medical College. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Siddiqi is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2800 Hwy 75n
Sherman, TX
 

Dr. Larry Barker's specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Barker honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2800 Hwy 75 N
Sherman, TX
 

Dr. Mary Hebert is a specialist in radiation oncology. She works in Sherman, TX and Nacogdoches, TX. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hebert is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 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.