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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, Oncology
16605 Sw Freeway; Suite 220
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Sandra Templeton is a general surgeon and oncologist in Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Templeton's clinical interests include cancer surgery, hernia, and breast biopsy. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. She studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. She trained at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston for residency. Dr. Templeton is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Breast Biopsy, Rectal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Hernia, 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' areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology. He attended National University of San Agustin and Cayetano Heredia University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Campos's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, lung cancer, and colon cancer. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Campos is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Julio Peguero works as an adult hematologist and adult oncologist. His clinical interests include pancreas problems, leukemia, and lung cancer. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Peguero attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Dr. Peguero is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Colon Cancer, Pancreas Problems, Leukemia, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Head and Neck Cancer, Myeloma, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Alex Nguyen's medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. These areas are among Dr. Nguyen's clinical interests: colon cancer, bone marrow aspiration, and blood disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He 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. He has an open panel.

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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 hematologist and oncologist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Velasquez include spinal cord tumor, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. Dr. Velasquez 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. He is a graduate of National University of San Marcos. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Velasquez welcomes 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 is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Rakkhit include lung cancer, colon cancer, and chemotherapy. Dr. Rakkhit's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has an open panel. After completing medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, Dr. Rakkhit performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, Blood Disorders, Chemotherapy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Bushra Cheema specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Richmond, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Cheema include lung cancer, colon cancer, and biopsy. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Cheema attended medical school at Nishtar Medical College. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Cheema welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Brain Cancer, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, Head and Neck ... (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.