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We found 7 radiation oncologists who accept Aetna Silver near The Woodlands, TX.

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Dr. Mi Kyung Kyung Ko, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
920 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Mi Ko is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, Dr. Ko performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital.

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Dr. Ather Afroz Siddiqi, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
25511 Budde Road; Suite 1201
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Ather Siddiqi sees patients in The Woodlands, TX, San Antonio, TX, and Conroe, TX. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Siddiqi's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. 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. Siddiqi (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Spanish. He is affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center, Methodist Health System, and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Dr. Kirk Edward Kanady, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Diagnostic Radiology
920 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Kirk Kanady is a radiation oncology and diagnostic radiology specialist. In Dr. Kanady's practice, he is particularly interested in brachytherapy (seed implants). He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Kanady honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Brachytherapy

Dr. Theodore Kuo-Chun Yang, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
25511 Budde Road; Suite 1201
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Theodore Yang is a radiation oncologist in The Woodlands, TX, Pasadena, TX, and Houston, TX. Dr. Yang is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
26410 Interstate 45
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Nimi Tuamokumo, who practices in Spring, TX and Kingwood, TX, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Tuamokumo is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Dr. Jason Ertan Berilgen, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
9323 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 110
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Jason Berilgen is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Berilgen is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency.

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Dr. Neelofur Rahman Ahmad, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
920 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Neelofur Ahmad practices radiation oncology. Dr. Ahmad's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital.

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What is Radiation Oncology?

Radiation oncologists are physicians who are specially trained in the safe use of radiation to treat cancer. Usually, they will manage a patient’s entire radiation treatment, from the imaging that will guide decisions, to the choices about what kind of radiation therapy to use.

Radiation is one of the few substances that can kill cancer cells and even shrink tumors. It does this by damaging DNA. When DNA becomes sufficiently damaged, cells can no longer reproduce, and they stop growing and die. Cancer cells are more susceptible to radiation than healthy tissue, because they reproduce faster. So typically, cancer cells exposed to radiation will be affected faster than healthy cells will. However it’s still important to protect healthy tissue as much as possible.

There are three ways that radiation can be delivered to the body. It can come from outside the body, delivered by a machine in much the same way x-rays are taken. This is called external-beam radiation. Sometimes the radiation is delivered internally, which is called brachytherapy. Tiny pellets of radioactive material are placed directly onto the cancer, where they can release radiation for a period of time. Some cancers are best treated systemically, with radioactive substances that travel through the bloodstream. Radiation oncologists decide which type of radiation therapy is best, developing a treatment plan for each patient that maximizes the benefits of the radiation while minimizing the risk to any healthy tissue.

Radiation oncologists may work with other kinds of physicians, such as medical oncologists or surgeons, to treat their patients. Sometimes patients are anxious about radiation therapy because it sounds dangerous. But radiation therapy won’t turn you radioactive. It’s safe, and so effective against many different types of cancer that it is one of the most common cancer treatments. Depending on the treatment, it may not even have noticeable side effects.

Radiation oncologists can be important allies in your fight against cancer.