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We found 6 oncologists who accept Unicare HMO near Sugar Land, TX.

Dr. Luis T Campos, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Luis Campos works as an adult hematologist and adult oncologist. Dr. Campos is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Campos include bladder cancer, colon cancer, and chemotherapy. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. 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. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Campos honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors; Best Doctors in America; and America's Top Oncologist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Sandra Templeton works as a general surgeon and surgical oncologist in Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Templeton's areas of expertise include the following: breast cancer surgery, hernia, and breast biopsy. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Templeton's residency was performed at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Templeton accepts. She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Julio Antonio Peguero, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Julio Peguero, who practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Peguero include pancreas problems, leukemia, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Peguero's office for an appointment. He obtained his medical school training at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and performed 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.

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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
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Alex Nguyen sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His medical specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. His clinical interests include colon cancer, bone marrow aspiration, and blood disorders. Dr. Nguyen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. 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 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
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. William Velasquez is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He works in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His clinical interests include spinal cord tumor, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. Dr. Velasquez honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at National University of San Marcos. Dr. Velasquez's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Bushra Cheema sees patients in Richmond, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Her medical specialties are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Cheema graduated from Nishtar Medical College. These areas are among her clinical interests: colon cancer, biopsy, and chemotherapy. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Cheema has an open panel.

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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.