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Dr Alex A Ehsan MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
Average rating 4.58 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
5012 S. Highway 75; Suite 170
Denison, TX

Dr. Alex Ehsan's areas of specialization are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders); he sees patients in Sherman, TX and Denison, TX. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: salivary gland cancer, thrombocytosis (high platelet count), and thyroid cancer. Dr. Ehsan is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine. Dr. Ehsan has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Vulvar Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Skin Cancer, Salivary Gland Cancer, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Tongue ... (Read more)

Prof Jill P Heffernan MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
5012 S. Highway 75; Suite 170
Denison, TX

Dr. Jill Heffernan's medical specialty is radiation oncology. She obtained her medical school training at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Areas of expertise for Dr. Heffernan include stomach tumor, rectal cancer, and sinus cancer. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Her professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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Clinical interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Abdominal Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Facial Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr Amir Ali Faridi MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
5012 S. Highway 75; Suite 170
Denison, TX

Dr. Amir Faridi sees patients in Sherman, TX, Denison, TX, and McKinney, TX. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Faridi is a graduate of Dow Medical College. He trained at Geisinger Medical Center and Mount Vernon Hospital for residency. Dr. Faridi speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology and Medical City McKinney (MCM).

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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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