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 is a specialist in radiation oncology. She works in South Pasadena, CA and Duarte, CA. She attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. Her clinical interests include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and lung cancer. Dr. Chen honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Chen include: Nominated Pasadena Top Doctors; Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Stanford University; and Cap and Gown Honor Society, Stanford University. Dr. Chen (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Filipino, and Spanish. Dr. Chen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.

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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 works as a radiation oncologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Jennelle include radiation therapy. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jennelle studied medicine 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. He has received the following distinction: ARRO Outstanding Teacher Award, Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology. Dr. Jennelle is professionally affiliated with 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

Dr. Kenneth M Lam, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
100 W. California Boulevard
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Lam's medical specialty is radiation oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lam takes. Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Lam attended medical school at The University of Hong Kong, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Lam is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese.

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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's area of specialization is radiation oncology. She is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Kyaw is affiliated with Huntington Hospital. She attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kyaw takes.

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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

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

Dr. David Hsu's medical specialty is radiation oncology. He is affiliated with Alhambra Hospital Medical Center (AHMC). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Hsu is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Mandarin.

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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. Ruth C Williamson, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
100 W. California Boulevard
Pasadena, CA
 

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

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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's area of specialization is neurosurgery. In addition to English, Dr. Badie (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. Dr. Badie has a special interest in pituitary tumor and acoustic neuroma. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Badie attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Badie has received distinctions including Departmental Teaching Award in Neurosurgery, University of Wisconsin2003; Best Doctors in America; and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society.

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Clinical Interests: Meningioma, Skull Base Tumors, Acoustic Neuroma, Surgical Procedures, Cancer, Pituitary Tumor, ... (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 is an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hu trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Areas of expertise for Dr. Hu include genetic issues, bone marrow transplant, and stem cell transplant. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Molina Healthcare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hu has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Hu (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , radiation therapy

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

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

Dr. Igor Fineman's area of specialization is neurosurgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Fineman is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fineman attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Fineman's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Fineman (or staff) speaks Spanish, Armenian, and Russian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital and Adventist Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)

All Interests: Parkinson's Disease, Functional Neurosurgery, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spine Surgery Procedures, ... (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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