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

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

Dr. Sunil Patel is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of 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. Dr. Mundy studied medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Gary Engstrom's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. He practices in Texarkana, TX. He is rated 1.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Engstrom attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2604 St. Michael Drive; Suite 210
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Edward Eichler is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He 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. Dr. Eichler is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2604 Saint Michael Drive; Suite 238
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Hesham Hazin sees patients in Texarkana, TX. His medical specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Hazin is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Hazin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Russian.

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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.