We found 5 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 is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology and diagnostic radiology. Dr. Kanady is especially interested in brachytherapy (seed implants). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. Dr. Kanady's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Tomball Regional Medical Center.

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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 is a radiation oncology specialist. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Yang's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
25511 Budde Road; Suite 1201
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Ather Siddiqi is a radiation oncologist. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from 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. Dr. Siddiqi is affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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

Dr. Nena Mirkovic's specialty is radiation oncology. 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. Dr. Mirkovic attended medical school at the University of Zagreb School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Mirkovic's professional affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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

Dr. Maria Sosa sees patients in Huntsville, TX and Spring, TX. Her medical specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Sosa graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. 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.

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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.
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