We found 8 radiation oncologists who accept Blue Shield of California HMO near Burbank, CA.

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Dr. Rakesh R Patel, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
15400 National Avenue; Suite 100
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Rakesh Patel is a radiation oncologist. In his practice, Dr. Patel focuses on prostate cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital, Eden Medical Center, and St. Rose Hospital. Dr. Patel accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Patel attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Cancer, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Bahram Varjavand, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Interventional Neuroradiology, Radiological Physics, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
105 North Bascom Avenue; Suite 104
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Bahram Varjavand is a radiation oncologist, interventional neuroradiologist, and interventional radiologist in Sacramento, CA and San Jose, CA. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Varjavand speaks Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Arteriovenous Malformation, Stroke, Head and Neck Problems, Embolization, Tumor, MRI, Brain ... (Read more)

Dr. Morteza Dowlatshahi, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
200 Jose Figueres Avenue; Suite 199
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Morteza Dowlatshahi's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Dowlatshahi honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Regional Medical Center of San Jose.

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Dr. Gordon W Wong, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
15400 National Avenue; Suite 100
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Gordon Wong is a Los Gatos, CA physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Wong honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics for residency. He is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital.

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Dr. Reza Malek, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Interventional Neuroradiology, Other, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
105 North Bascom Avenue; Suite 104
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Reza Malek is a radiation oncologist, interventional neuroradiologist, and interventional radiologist. He is affiliated with Washington Hospital Healthcare System, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Regional Medical Center of San Jose. Dr. Malek takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Wilmington Hospital and Medical Center of Delaware, Newark. In addition to English, Dr. Malek (or staff) speaks French and Persian.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2105 Forest Avenue
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Colburn is a radiation oncologist in San Jose, CA and Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Colburn is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He is affiliated with VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS).

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
200 Jose Figueres Avenue; #199
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Ly Do works as a radiation oncologist in San Jose, CA. Dr. Do (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. He is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2105 Forest Avenue
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Constance Bowie is a radiation oncologist in San Jose, CA. Dr. Bowie honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Mayo Medical School.

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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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