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

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
640 Interstate 45 S
Huntsville, TX

Dr. Mark D'andrea is a radiation oncology specialist. Dr. D'andrea's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. He attended Ponce School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Dr. Kirk Edward Kanady, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Diagnostic Radiology
112 Medical Park Lane
Huntsville, TX

Dr. Kirk Kanady works as a radiation oncologist and diagnostic radiologist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in brachytherapy (seed implants). Dr. Kanady's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He is in-network 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.

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Clinical interests: Brachytherapy

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

Dr. Theodore Yang works as a radiation oncologist in The Woodlands, TX, Houston, TX, and Huntsville, TX. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Yang's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is affiliated with 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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