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We found 7 oncologists who accept Unicare HMO near Sugar Land, TX.

Dr. Sandra Clough Templeton, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
16605 Sw Freeway; Suite 220
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Sandra Templeton is a physician who specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Her areas of expertise include the following: breast cancer surgery, hernia, and breast biopsy. Dr. Templeton's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Templeton's education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston.

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Clinical interests: Breast Biopsy, Rectal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Breast Cancer ... (Read more)

Dr. Luis T Campos, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 550
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Luis Campos sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His medical specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. These areas are among Dr. Campos's clinical interests: bladder cancer, colon cancer, and chemotherapy. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Campos attended medical school at National University of San Agustin and Cayetano Heredia University. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, Head and Neck Cancer, Bladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Julio Antonio Peguero, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 550
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Julio Peguero is an adult hematologist and oncologist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His clinical interests include pancreas problems, leukemia, and colon cancer. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Peguero attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Peguero's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Colon Cancer, Pancreas Problems, Leukemia, Lymphoma, Head and Neck Cancer, Myeloma, Breast Cancer

Dr. Alex Phuoc Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 550
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Alex Nguyen practices adult hematology and adult oncology. These areas are among his clinical interests: colon cancer, bone marrow aspiration, and blood disorders. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nguyen studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Colon Cancer, Cancer, Blood Disorders

Dr. Williams S Velasquez, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 550
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. William Velasquez is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Velasquez's areas of expertise include spinal cord tumor, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at National University of San Marcos. Dr. Velasquez is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Brain Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ronjay Rakkhit, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 550
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Ronjay Rakkhit specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rakkhit include colon cancer, chemotherapy, and breast cancer. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Rakkhit is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Colon Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, Blood Disorders, Chemotherapy, Breast Cancer

Dr. Bushra Iqbal Cheema, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Bushra Cheema's specialties are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, biopsy, and chemotherapy. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cheema takes. She attended medical school at Nishtar Medical College. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Cheema is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Brain Cancer, Colon Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, Head and Neck Cancer, Biopsy, ... (Read more)

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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.