We found 6 oncologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Multi-State Plans near Texarkana, TX.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
511 W 11th Street
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Larry Mundy works as a radiation oncologist. Dr. Mundy graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
5510 Cowhorn Creek Road
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Hai Tran is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Texarkana, TX. Dr. Tran attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tran accepts.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2604 St. Michael Drive; Suite 210
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Edward Eichler is an adult hematologist and adult oncologist. Dr. Eichler is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
5002 Cowhorn Creek Road
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Sunil Patel, who practices in Texarkana, TX, is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
5002 Cowhorn Creek Road
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Gary Engstrom is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Patients gave Dr. Engstrom an average rating of 1.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Engstrom takes.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2604 Saint Michael Drive; Suite 238
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Hesham Hazin is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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