We found 6 oncologists who accept United Healthcare Silver 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 areas of expertise 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. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Canavan's professional 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's areas of specialization are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders); he sees patients in Sherman, TX and Denison, TX. He attended medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine. His clinical interests include salivary gland cancer, thrombocytosis (high platelet count), and thyroid cancer. Dr. Ehsan is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ehsan accepts. He has received distinctions including 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. Amir Ali Faridi, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2800 S Highway 75
Sherman, TX
 

Dr. Amir Faridi specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Sherman, TX, McKinney, TX, and Denison, TX. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Texas Oncology and Medical Center of McKinney. Dr. Faridi obtained his medical school training at Dow Medical College and performed his residency at Geisinger Medical Center and Mount Vernon Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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. Dr. Heffernan accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Heffernan trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for her residency. 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. Tammy Elizabeth Roque, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2800 S Highway 75
Sherman, TX
 

Dr. Tammy Roque practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Roque 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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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2800 Hwy 75 N
Sherman, TX
 

Dr. Mary Hebert is a radiation oncology specialist in Sherman, TX and Nacogdoches, TX. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hebert takes. She studied medicine at 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.
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