We found 3 radiation oncologists who accept Blue Advantage Bronze HMO 105 - Two $40 PCP Visits near Huntsville, TX.

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Kirk Edward Kanady MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
average rating 5 stars (2 ratings)
112 Medical Park Lane
Huntsville, TX
 

Dr. Kirk Kanady is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Houston, TX, Huntsville, TX, and Shenandoah, TX. Dr. Kanady has a special interest in brachytherapy (seed implants). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Brachytherapy

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
640 Interstate 45 S
Huntsville, TX
 

Dr. Mark D'andrea's specialty is radiation oncology. 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 completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. D'andrea attended medical school at Ponce School of Medicine. Dr. D'andrea's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Theodore Kuo-Chun Yang MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
112 Medical Park Lane
Huntsville, TX
 

Dr. Theodore Yang specializes in radiation oncology and practices in The Woodlands, TX, Houston, TX, and Huntsville, TX. For his professional training, Dr. Yang completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Yang takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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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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