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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 oncology specialist in Gilbert, AZ, Mesa, AZ, and Glendale, AZ. In his practice, Dr. Roberts focuses on lung cancer, brain cancer, and prostate cancer. Dr. Roberts takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. In addition to English, Dr. Roberts 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 in Gilbert, AZ, Mesa, AZ, and Glendale, AZ. He attended Duke University School of Medicine and Wake Forest University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Callister takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is professionally 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 is a radiation oncologist in Glendale, AZ, Phoenix, AZ, and Scottsdale, AZ. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix and Banner Estrella Medical Center. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kresl trained at Saint Marys Hospital, Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Kresl takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Richmond is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Richmond honors. Dr. Richmond studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Richmond completed residency programs at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Richmond is professionally affiliated with Banner Health.

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

Dr. Shervin Shirvani is a radiation oncology specialist in Gilbert, AZ, Mesa, AZ, and Glendale, AZ. Dr. Shirvani is professionally affiliated with Banner Health. He honors 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 and Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Dr. Shirvani attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Shirvani (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian.

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

Dr. Kurt Wharton's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He is affiliated with Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix, Banner Boswell Medical Center, and Banner Estrella Medical Center. He graduated from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wharton accepts.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1400 S Dobson Road
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. Mohamed Khan works as a radiation oncologist. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Khan performed his residency at Harvard Radiation Oncology Program. He has a special interest in breast cancer. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Khan is professionally affiliated with Banner Health.

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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 is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Likhacheva's areas of clinical interest consist of leukemia, breast cancer, and lymphoma. She is professionally affiliated with Banner Health. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Arizona College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Likhacheva speaks Russian.

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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 is a radiation oncology specialist. He accepts Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at LDS Hospital, Dr. Shaw attended medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine.

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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. She is especially interested in gynecologic cancer, thyroid cancer, and breast cancer. Dr. Grade accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Grade is professionally 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 honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He is professionally affiliated with 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 sees patients in Gilbert, AZ, Mesa, AZ, and Glendale, AZ. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chamberlain accepts. Before completing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Chamberlain attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Chamberlain is professionally 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. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Borghero's areas of clinical interest consist of 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. Dr. Borghero is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to 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. He studied medicine 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, Internal Medicine
1400 S Dobson Road
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. Rachit Kumar works as a radiation oncologist. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Dr. Kumar performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. In addition to English, 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 works as a hospice and palliative medicine specialist and radiation oncologist. He is affiliated with Banner Health. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Walker accepts. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Walker trained at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. 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.