We found 3 oncologists who accept Private Healthcare Systems near Cypress, TX.

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Dr. Charles L Yen, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 230
Cypress, TX

Dr. Charles Yen practices adult hematology and adult oncology in Houston, TX, Shenandoah, TX, and Cypress, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yen include bladder cancer, lung cancer, and minor surgery. Dr. Yen honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Yen trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Yen (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Sarcoidosis, Brain Cancer, Minor Surgery, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Krishna K Pachipala, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 230
Cypress, TX

Dr. Krishna Pachipala's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Kurnool Medical College for medical school, Dr. Pachipala completed his residency training at Geisinger Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 110
Cypress, TX

Dr. Karl King practices radiation oncology in Cypress, TX and Sugar Land, TX. He is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. Dr. King graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE.

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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.
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