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Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Diagnostic Radiology
1400 S Dobson Road
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. Kurt Wharton's areas of specialization are radiation oncology and diagnostic radiology. Dr. Wharton takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. He is affiliated with Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center, Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix, and Shea Medical Center.

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Dr. Mark Paul McLaughlin, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other, Diagnostic Radiology
1400 S Dobson Road
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. Mark McLaughlin practices radiation oncology and diagnostic radiology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. McLaughlin graduated from Medical College of Georgia. His residency was performed at Shands HealthCare. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center, Shea Medical Center, and WellStar Paulding Hospital.

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Dr. Yerko Orestes Borghero, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1400 S Dobson Road
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. Yerko Borghero's area of specialization is radiation oncology. These areas are among Dr. Borghero's clinical interests: brain cancer and skin cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Borghero honors. He studied medicine at Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences. He trained at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and a hospital affiliated with Morehouse School of Medicine for residency. Dr. Borghero is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Brain Cancer, Skin Cancer

Dr. Lauren Daniel Stegman, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Diagnostic Radiology
1400 S Dobson Road
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. Lauren Stegman's medical specialty is radiation oncology and diagnostic radiology. Dr. Stegman takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center, Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix, and Shea Medical Center.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Diagnostic Radiology
1400 S Dobson Road
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. John Kresl is a specialist in radiation oncology and diagnostic radiology. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. Dr. Kresl's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center, Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix, and Shea Medical Center.

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Dr. Matthew D Callister, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1400 S Dobson Road
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. Matthew Callister is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Gilbert, AZ and Mesa, AZ. Dr. Callister is affiliated with Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center. After attending Duke University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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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