We found 6 radiation oncologists who accept Aetna Silver near The Woodlands, TX.

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

Dr. Micki Ko is a radiation oncologist in Houston, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Humble, TX. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital. She attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Ko honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars.

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Dr. Kirk Edward Kanady, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Diagnostic Radiology
25511 Budde Road; Suite 1201
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Kirk Kanady is a specialist in radiation oncology and diagnostic radiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kanady include brachytherapy (seed implants). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kanady trained at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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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's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Yang's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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
25511 Budde Road; Suite 1201
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Ather Siddiqi is a radiation oncologist. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His residency was performed 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. Dr. Siddiqi honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
9323 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 110
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Jason Berilgen practices radiation oncology. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Berilgen takes. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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

Dr. Neelofur Ahmad practices radiation oncology. She is affiliated with Greater Heights Hospital and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital. Dr. Ahmad accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Ahmad attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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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.
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