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Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Sanford is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery), adult hematology, and adult oncology. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, anemia, and colon cancer. 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 Scott and White Healthcare, Dr. Sanford attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Sanford's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chemotherapy

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Brain Cancer, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Cancer, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Luis T Campos, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Luis Campos works as a hematologist and adult oncologist. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, colon cancer, and chemotherapy. Dr. Campos's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Campos takes. Dr. Campos is open to new patients. He is a graduate of National University of San Agustin and Cayetano Heredia University. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Campos's distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors; Best Doctors in America; and America's Top Oncologist. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , chemotherapy

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, Head and Neck Cancer, Bladder ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 40
  • Charge (avg.): $550
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $143

Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Charles Manner is a surgical oncology (cancer surgery), adult hematology, and adult oncology specialist in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include anemia, colon cancer, and hodgkin's lymphoma. On average, patients gave Dr. Manner a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Manner trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Manner has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston, TX). Dr. Manner's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chemotherapy

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Sickle Cell Disease, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. William S Velasquez, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2130 W. Holcombe Boulevard; 10th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. William Velasquez specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology and practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Velasquez's areas of expertise include the following: spinal cord tumor, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of National University of San Marcos. Dr. Velasquez is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chemotherapy

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Brain Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 21
  • Charge (avg.): $550
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $135

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Yuval Raizen is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He works in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Raizen attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in colon cancer, breast cancer, and myeloma. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Raizen is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Colon Cancer, Lymphoma, Myeloma, Blood Disorders, Breast Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $550
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $137
Dr. Ronjay Rakkhit, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2130 W. Holcombe Boulevard; 10th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ronjay Rakkhit is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He works in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His areas of expertise consist of colon cancer, chemotherapy, and breast cancer. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rakkhit's education and training includes medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Rakkhit's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , chemotherapy

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Colon Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, Blood Disorders, Chemotherapy, Breast Cancer

Dr. Vinod K Bhuchar, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1631 North Loop W; Suite 100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Vinod Bhuchar is a surgical oncology (cancer surgery), adult hematology, and adult oncology specialist in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise consist of chemotherapy, breast cancer, and blood disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston, TX). Dr. Bhuchar honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bhuchar attended medical school at Christian Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , chemotherapy

All Interests: Blood Disorders, Chemotherapy, Breast Cancer

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Paul Zhang is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. These areas are among his clinical interests: colon cancer, chemotherapy, and breast cancer. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Zhang honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Zhang graduated from Peking University Health Science Center.

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Relevant Interests: , chemotherapy

All Interests: Brain Cancer, Colon Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Acupuncture Treatment, Chemotherapy, Chronic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1315 St Joseph Parkway; Suite 1801
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Saraswati Reddy is a surgical oncology (cancer surgery), adult hematology, and adult oncology specialist. 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. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston, TX).

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $292
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $143
Dr. David J Sugarbaker, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine; One Baylor Plaza
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Sugarbaker's specialty is thoracic surgery. He is especially interested in esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). Dr. Sugarbaker's patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Toronto General Hospital and Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Dr. Sugarbaker attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Sugarbaker has received include Boston Super Doctors; Texas Super Doctors; and Master Of Arts (honorary), Harvard Medical School. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Sugarbaker is affiliated with Baylor Clinic, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH). His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Lung Volume Reduction Surgery, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $534
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $142
Dr. Abdul-Masih F Farha, MD
Specializes in Other, Medical Oncology
1631 North Loop W; Suite 160
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Abdul-Masih Farha's specialty is medical oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital. Dr. Farha accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 21
  • Charge (avg.): $266
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $143

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What is Chemotherapy?

Chemotherapy is the use of powerful medicines to treat cancer and autoimmune diseases, like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. There are over 100 anti-cancer drugs available today. These medications may be used alone, in combination with each other, or with alternative forms of treatment, like radiation therapy and surgery. The choice of drug and method of administration are determined by the type of disease and the patient's overall health. Some common ways chemotherapy may be given are:

  • Intravenously, where the medication is given through a needle inserted into your vein. This is the most frequently used method of chemotherapy administration.
  • By mouth, in tablet, capsule, or liquid form. Not all anti-cancer drugs can be taken this way because they can be destroyed by stomach acids, or the body cannot absorb them through the lining of the stomach and intestines.
  • By injection, which uses a needle and syringe to administer chemotherapy either subcutaneously or intramuscularly. Subcutaneous injections go just under the skin, while intramuscular injections go through the skin and into the muscle. Methotrexate, a medication widely used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and many types of cancer, can be given intramuscularly and subcutaneously.
  • Intra-arterially, where the drugs are given directly into the artery that supplies blood to the tumor. Intra-arterial chemotherapy is most often used for liver cancer.
  • Intrathecally, where the medication is delivered into the spinal fluid. This type of chemotherapy is used to treat cancers that have spread to the brain or spinal cord.
  • Intrapleurally, where anti-cancer drugs are administered into the space between the lung’s outer surface and the inner lining of the chest cavity. Patients with lung cancer may receive this type of chemotherapy.
  • Intravesically, where the medicine is given through a tube that is inserted into the bladder. Intravesical chemotherapy only affects the cells lining the inside of the bladder, so it is often used to treat early-stage bladder cancer.
In the process of killing abnormal cells, chemotherapy drugs can also harm healthy cells. This is why many patients who receive anti-cancer drug treatments experience side effects like fatigue, nausea, hair loss, pain while swallowing, mouth sores, shortness of breath, weight changes, and fertility issues. Keeping track of side effects you experience, along with details like how often they occur or how severe they are, can help your doctor better customize your chemotherapy regimen.

Chemotherapy is a powerful treatment for cancer and some autoimmune disorders, but it may not be able to eliminate the diseases at their advanced stages. Even if this is the case, your doctor may still include it in your treatment plan to help ease symptoms of your condition or prevent the disease from progressing.

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