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We found 5 oncologists who accept Silver Compass Balanced 4500 near Sherman, TX.

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

Dr. Alex Ehsan works as an oncologist, medical oncologist, and hematologist in Sherman, TX and Denison, TX. These areas are among Dr. Ehsan's clinical interests: salivary gland cancer, thrombocytosis (high platelet count), and thyroid cancer. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology. He studied medicine at Central University of the East School of Medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He 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. Dr. Ehsan has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars.

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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 sees patients in Sherman, TX, Denison, TX, and McKinney, TX. Her medical specialty is radiation oncology. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Heffernan attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Heffernan include stomach tumor, rectal cancer, and sinus cancer. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is 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's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Faridi obtained his medical school training at Dow Medical College and performed his residency at Geisinger Medical Center and Mount Vernon Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is conversant in Spanish. He is 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 Sherman, TX physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Dr. Roque is professionally 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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is a graduate of Sindh Medical College. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Siddiqi is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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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.