We found 9 providers matching radiation therapy near Pasadena, CA.

Dr. Helen K Chen, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
209 Fair Oaks Avenue
South Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Helen Chen specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Chen (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Filipino, and Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and lung cancer. Dr. Chen's professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. Dr. Chen is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Chen completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chen accepts. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Chen include: Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Stanford University; Cap and Gown Honor Society, Stanford University; and Eastman Kodak Scholar, Stanford University1981.

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Clinical Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Brain Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Sarcoma, Bone Problems, Skin Cancer, Rectal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 63
  • Charge (avg.): $733 - $1,851
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $267 - $467
Dr. Richard Lester Stephen Jennelle, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1441 Eastlake Ave Nor G-352
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Richard Jennelle's specialty is radiation oncology. His clinical interests include radiation therapy. Dr. Jennelle takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Jennelle completed residency programs at The Jewish Hospital, Cincinnati and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Jennelle has received professional recognition including the following: ARRO Outstanding Teacher Award, Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), and Keck Hospital of USC.

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Relevant Interests: , brachytherapy (seed implants), radiation therapy

All Interests: Radiation Therapy, Brachytherapy, Melanoma, Eye Problems

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
605 N Garfield Avenue
Monterey Park, CA
 

Dr. David Hsu's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Hsu speaks Mandarin. He graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 61
  • Charge (avg.): $310 - $2,640
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $166 - $444
Dr. Kenneth M Lam, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
100 W. California Boulevard
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Lam is a specialist in radiation oncology. He is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Lam is affiliated with Huntington Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at The University of Hong Kong, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , prostate brachytherapy

All Interests: Prostate Brachytherapy, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Ramona M Kyaw, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
625 S. Fair Oaks Avenue; #100
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Ramona Kyaw practices radiation oncology in Pasadena, CA. After attending the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Kyaw takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. She is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Breast Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $360
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $109
Dr. Ruth C Williamson, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
100 W. California Boulevard
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Ruth Williamson is a specialist in radiation oncology. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Huntington Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, Dr. Williamson performed her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. She takes Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , brachytherapy (seed implants)

All Interests: Brachytherapy, Breast Cancer

Dr. Behnam B Badie, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
209 Fair Oaks Avenue
South Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Behnam Badie works as a neurosurgeon in South Pasadena, CA, Duarte, CA, and Arcadia, CA. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: pituitary tumor, acoustic neuroma, and meningioma. Dr. Badie's hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Badie takes. Dr. Badie attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for his residency. His distinctions include: Departmental Teaching Award in Neurosurgery, University of Wisconsin2003; Best Doctors in America; and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society. Dr. Badie (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian.

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Clinical Interests: Tumor, Meningioma, Skull Base Tumors, Acoustic Neuroma, Surgical Procedures, Cancer, Pituitary ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $2,257
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,037
Dr. Eddie Hong-Lung Hu, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
707 S Garfield Avenue; Suite 304
Alhambra, CA
 

Dr. Eddie Hu's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Hu (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Dr. Hu's areas of expertise include the following: genetic issues, bone marrow transplant, and stem cell transplant. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Hu performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Patient ratings for Dr. Hu average 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Molina Healthcare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hu honors. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hu include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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Relevant Interests: , radiation therapy

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Gynecologic Cancer, Blood Transfusion, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Sickle Cell ... (Read more)

Dr. Igor Fineman, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
630 S Raymond Avenue; Suite 301
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Igor Fineman, who practices in Pasadena, CA, is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. Dr. Fineman has a special interest in stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), pituitary surgery, and deep brain stimulation (DBS). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Fineman completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In addition to English, Dr. Fineman (or staff) speaks Spanish, Armenian, and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Adventist Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)

All Interests: Parkinson's Disease, Functional Neurosurgery, Pituitary Surgery, Neurosurgery, Stereotactic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $3,200
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,021

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What is Radiation Therapy?

Radiation therapy, or radiotherapy, uses high energy rays to treat tumors or cancer. Radiation damages the DNA of cancer cells, killing them or making it impossible for them to divide and for cancer to spread. Radiation therapy can be used alone or in combination with surgery or other treatments, such as chemotherapy. It is an option for tumors that cannot be easily accessed surgically, such as those at the base of the skull, and it can be used following surgical cancer treatment to remove remaining cancerous tissue and prevent recurrence of cancer. Sometimes radiation therapy is used as a palliative treatment to shrink tumors. Rather than cure your condition, palliative treatments treat symptoms, such as pain caused by spinal tumors and problems with eating or drinking caused by esophageal tumors.

The type of therapy you receive will depend on the size, type, and location of your tumor or cancer, as well as the sensitivity of the surrounding healthy tissue, your age, and your medical history. Radiation treatment may be delivered in two ways:

  • Internally, meaning radioactive material is placed inside of your body. Brachytherapy is a commonly used method of internal radiation therapy. Using catheters or needles, radioactive seeds or pellets are placed inside the body, and over the course of several weeks or a few months, the seeds will deliver radiation. Permanent brachytherapy leaves the seeds in your body permanently without causing side effects while temporary brachytherapy removes them after a treatment session.
  • Externally, using a machine that aims radiation beams outside of your body. External radiation therapy is also known as external beam radiation therapy (EBRT). There are several types of EBRT, which differ in intensity and type of beams used. EBRT can be done before surgery (preoperatively), during surgery (intraoperatively), or after surgery (post-operatively).

Before you undergo radiation therapy, a team of medical professionals, including a radiation oncologist, will work with you to determine a treatment plan. This will involve mapping the area around the tumor or cancer, determining proper positioning for treatment delivery, and determining dosage. Treatment delivery will occur in sessions over the course of several weeks or months, depending on the type and size of cancer and its location in the body, among other factors.

Although radiation therapy aims to target only cancerous cells, damage to normal healthy cells may occur. You might experience side effects from radiation during treatment or in the months and years following it. They are dependent on the areas treated and may include fatigue, nausea, vomiting, skin irritation, hair loss, memory loss, and infertility. Your oncologist will take into account the amount of radiation that different areas of your body can receive safely while determining your treatment plan.

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