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We found 8 radiation oncologists who accept Humana Silver HMO near The Woodlands, TX.

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

Dr. Mi Ko's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Ko accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Rush Medical College and 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. Dr. Ko is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital.

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Dr. Mary Elizabeth Sands, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
920 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. M. Sands is a radiation oncology specialist. Dr. Sands is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, Houston Northwest Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital. She attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Sands is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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 specialist in radiation oncology and diagnostic radiology. He works in Conroe, TX, Spring, TX, and The Woodlands, TX. Dr. Kanady has a special interest in brachytherapy (seed implants). His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Kanady attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency.

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Clinical interests: Brachytherapy

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

Dr. Ather Siddiqi's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Siddiqi obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and performed 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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

Dr. Robert Bradfield is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. He is in-network for United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bradfield attended Indiana University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at St. Mary's Medical Center, Evansville and a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for residency.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
26410 Interstate 45
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Nimi Tuamokumo's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Tuamokumo graduated from Yale School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is 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's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Berilgen accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Berilgen is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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

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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.