We found 6 radiation oncologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas near Sugar Land, TX.

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Dr. Vivek Sharad Kavadi MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1350 First Colony Boulevard
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Vivek Kavadi is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. His clinical interests include breast cancer and prostate cancer. Dr. Kavadi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Texas Oncology, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Kathleen Shadle MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Kathleen Shadle is a radiation oncology specialist in Houston, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. She has indicated that her clinical interests include brachytherapy (seed implants), colon cancer, and hodgkin's lymphoma. Dr. Shadle takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Shadle's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Brain Cancer, Colon Cancer, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Brachytherapy, Breast Cancer

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1327 Lake Pointe Parkway; Suite 100
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Shalin Shah works as a radiation oncologist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Shah is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: ASCO International Mentorship Award; Community Service Award, BJ Medical Alumni Association; and Distinction for Research in Radiation Oncology. Dr. Shah is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
15500 South West Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Karl King is a radiation oncology specialist in Cypress, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. King is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital.

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Dr. Clive I. Shkedy MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
average rating 4.87 stars (2 ratings)
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Clive Shkedy's medical specialty is radiation oncology. He studied medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Dr. Shkedy's clinical interests include brachytherapy (seed implants), colon cancer, and testicular cancer. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Shkedy's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Brain Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Colon Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Brachytherapy, Breast ... (Read more)

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 550
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Tse-Kuan Yu is a radiation oncology specialist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. 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. Dr. Yu is affiliated with Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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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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