We found 6 radiation oncologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze HMO near Spring, TX.

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Dr. Kirk Edward Kanady, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Diagnostic Radiology
25511 Budde Road; Suite 1201
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Kirk Kanady practices radiation oncology and diagnostic radiology in Spring, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Houston, TX. Dr. Kanady has a special interest in brachytherapy (seed implants). His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Kanady attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more.

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Clinical interests: Brachytherapy

Dr. Theodore Kuo-Chun Yang, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
25511 Budde Road; Suite 1201
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Theodore Yang works as a radiation oncologist in The Woodlands, TX, Pasadena, TX, and Houston, TX. Dr. Yang is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Nena Mirkovic, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1140-a Cypress Station Drive
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nena Mirkovic specializes in radiation oncology. Her professional affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center and Houston Northwest Medical Center. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mirkovic obtained her medical school training at the University of Zagreb School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Dr. Ather Afroz Siddiqi, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
25511 Budde Road; Suite 1201
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Ather Siddiqi is a specialist in radiation oncology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Siddiqi takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Siddiqi trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
26410 Interstate 45
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Nimi Tuamokumo's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Tuamokumo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at Yale School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
25511 Budde Road; Suite 1201 Belle Building
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Maria Sosa is a radiation oncology specialist in Huntsville, TX and Spring, TX. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Sosa is in-network for 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 Radiation Oncology?

Radiation oncologists are physicians who are specially trained in the safe use of radiation to treat cancer. Usually, they will manage a patient’s entire radiation treatment, from the imaging that will guide decisions, to the choices about what kind of radiation therapy to use.

Radiation is one of the few substances that can kill cancer cells and even shrink tumors. It does this by damaging DNA. When DNA becomes sufficiently damaged, cells can no longer reproduce, and they stop growing and die. Cancer cells are more susceptible to radiation than healthy tissue, because they reproduce faster. So typically, cancer cells exposed to radiation will be affected faster than healthy cells will. However it’s still important to protect healthy tissue as much as possible.

There are three ways that radiation can be delivered to the body. It can come from outside the body, delivered by a machine in much the same way x-rays are taken. This is called external-beam radiation. Sometimes the radiation is delivered internally, which is called brachytherapy. Tiny pellets of radioactive material are placed directly onto the cancer, where they can release radiation for a period of time. Some cancers are best treated systemically, with radioactive substances that travel through the bloodstream. Radiation oncologists decide which type of radiation therapy is best, developing a treatment plan for each patient that maximizes the benefits of the radiation while minimizing the risk to any healthy tissue.

Radiation oncologists may work with other kinds of physicians, such as medical oncologists or surgeons, to treat their patients. Sometimes patients are anxious about radiation therapy because it sounds dangerous. But radiation therapy won’t turn you radioactive. It’s safe, and so effective against many different types of cancer that it is one of the most common cancer treatments. Depending on the treatment, it may not even have noticeable side effects.

Radiation oncologists can be important allies in your fight against cancer.