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 radiation oncologist in Houston, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Humble, TX. Dr. Ko is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Rush Medical College. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. She has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Ko's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital.

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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's areas of specialization are radiation oncology and diagnostic radiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kanady include brachytherapy (seed implants). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kanady accepts. Dr. Kanady attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Tomball Regional Medical Center.

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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's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
25511 Budde Road; Suite 1201
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Ather Siddiqi sees patients in The Woodlands, TX, Conroe, TX, and San Antonio, TX. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his 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, Dr. Siddiqi attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Siddiqi's professional affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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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's specialty is radiation oncology. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Ahmad performed her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
26410 Interstate 45
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Nimi Tuamokumo is a radiation oncologist in Spring, TX and Kingwood, TX. Dr. Tuamokumo graduated from Yale School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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

Dr. Jason Berilgen works as a radiation oncologist. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Berilgen is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. 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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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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