We found 4 oncologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Choice near Sherman, TX.

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Dr. Alex Ali Ehsan, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
2800 Hwy 75 N
Sherman, TX
 

Dr. Alex Ehsan specializes in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders) and practices in Sherman, TX and Denison, TX. His areas of expertise include salivary gland cancer, thrombocytosis (high platelet count), and thyroid cancer. Dr. Ehsan has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine. Dr. Ehsan has received distinctions including Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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

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

Dr. Jill Heffernan sees patients in Sherman, TX, Denison, TX, and McKinney, TX. Her medical specialty is radiation oncology. After attending Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Her areas of expertise include the following: stomach tumor, rectal cancer, and sinus cancer. Dr. Heffernan is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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Clinical interests: Rectal Problems, Urologic Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Abdominal Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amir Ali Faridi, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2800 S Highway 75
Sherman, TX
 

Dr. Amir Faridi's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Faridi is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Dow Medical College. His training includes residency programs at Geisinger Medical Center and Mount Vernon Hospital. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Oncology and Medical City McKinney (MCM).

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Dr. Tammy Elizabeth Roque, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
2800 S Highway 75
Sherman, TX
 

Dr. Tammy Roque is a physician who specializes in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). Dr. Roque is affiliated with Texas Oncology. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport.

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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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