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We found 6 oncologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Multi-State Plans near Texarkana, TX.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
5510 Cowhorn Creek Road
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Hai Tran is a Texarkana, TX physician who specializes in radiation oncology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Tran is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
5002 Cowhorn Creek Road
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Sunil Patel specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Patel accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Government Medical College, Surat.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
511 W 11th Street
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Larry Mundy's medical specialty is radiation oncology. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He takes 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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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
5002 Cowhorn Creek Road
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Gary Engstrom specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. The average patient rating for Dr. Engstrom is 1.0 stars out of 5. He accepts 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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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2604 St. Michael Drive; Suite 210
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Edward Eichler specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Eichler honors 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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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2604 Saint Michael Drive; Suite 238
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Hesham Hazin specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Hazin (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Russian. He studied medicine at Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Hazin accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.