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We found 16 radiation oncologists near Mesa, AZ.

Dr. Terence Jay Roberts, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1400 S Dobson Road
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. Terence Roberts is a radiation oncologist in Gilbert, AZ, Mesa, AZ, and Glendale, AZ. His areas of expertise consist of lung cancer, brain cancer, and prostate cancer. Dr. Roberts is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Banner Health.

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Clinical interests: Brain Cancer, Lung Cancer, Prostate Cancer

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

Dr. Matthew Callister is a radiation oncologist. Dr. Callister attended Duke University School of Medicine and Wake Forest University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center for residency. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Banner Health.

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Dr. John Joseph Kresl, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1400 S Dobson Road
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. John Kresl practices radiation oncology in Glendale, AZ, Phoenix, AZ, and Scottsdale, AZ. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Saint Marys Hospital, Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Kresl is professionally affiliated with Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix and Banner Estrella Medical Center.

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Dr. Jeffrey Glenn Richmond, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1400 S Dobson Road
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. Jeffrey Richmond is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, he completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Richmond is affiliated with Banner Health.

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Dr. Shervin Shirvani, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1400 S Dobson Road
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. Shervin Shirvani is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. In addition to English, Dr. Shirvani (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Banner Health. Dr. Shirvani graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Stanford Hospital & Clinics. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Kurt Andrew Wharton, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1400 S Dobson Road
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. Kurt Wharton is a radiation oncology specialist in Glendale, AZ, Phoenix, AZ, and Scottsdale, AZ. Dr. Wharton's hospital/clinic affiliations include Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix, Banner Boswell Medical Center, and Banner Estrella Medical Center. After completing medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1400 S Dobson Road
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. Mohamed Khan practices radiation oncology in Sun City, AZ, Mesa, AZ, and Glendale, AZ. In his practice, he is particularly interested in breast cancer. Dr. Khan is affiliated with Banner Health. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Harvard Radiation Oncology Program for residency.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer

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Dr. Anna Likhacheva, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1400 S Dobson Road
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. Anna Likhacheva works as a radiation oncologist in Gilbert, AZ, Mesa, AZ, and Glendale, AZ. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and residency at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Likhacheva include leukemia, breast cancer, and lymphoma. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. In addition to English, she speaks Russian. She is professionally affiliated with Banner Health.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer, Leukemia, Lymphoma, Breast Cancer

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
10386 N 9th Place
Scottsdale, AZ
 

Dr. John Shaw's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He is a graduate of the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Shaw's residency was performed at LDS Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Dr. Emily J Grade, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Radiation Oncology
1400 S Dobson Road
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. Emily Grade specializes in gynecologic oncology and radiation oncology. Her areas of expertise consist of gynecologic cancer, thyroid cancer, and breast cancer. Dr. Grade honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for residency. Dr. Grade is affiliated with Banner Health.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Radiation Therapy, Cancer, Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer

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

Dr. Lauren Stegman practices radiation oncology in Phoenix, AZ, Scottsdale, AZ, and Glendale, AZ. Dr. Stegman is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and a graduate of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center's residency program. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix, Banner Boswell Medical Center, and Phoenix Children's Hospital.

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Dr. Daniel D Chamberlain, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1400 S Dobson Road
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. Daniel Chamberlain is a radiation oncology specialist in Gilbert, AZ, Mesa, AZ, and Glendale, AZ. Dr. Chamberlain takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is affiliated with Banner Health.

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

Dr. Yerko Borghero works as a radiation oncologist in Gilbert, AZ, Mesa, AZ, and Glendale, AZ. Dr. Borghero speaks Spanish. He has a special interest in brain cancer and skin cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Banner Health. He attended Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and then went on to complete his residency at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and a hospital affiliated with Morehouse School of Medicine. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Brain Cancer, Skin Cancer

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1400 S Dobson Road
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. Thomas Taylor sees patients in Phoenix, AZ and Mesa, AZ. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Taylor attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine.

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Dr. Rachit Kumar, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1400 S Dobson Road
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. Rachit Kumar is a radiation oncology specialist. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Kumar is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Kumar (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Banner Health.

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Dr. Gary Vaughn Walker, MS, MPH, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Radiation Oncology
1400 S Dobson Road
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. Gary Walker's specialties are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and radiation oncology. He is affiliated with Banner Health. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dr. Walker attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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.