We found 11 providers matching radiation therapy near Pasadena, CA.

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

Dr. Helen Chen is a radiation oncology specialist. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Chen attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Chen's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and lung cancer. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She has received the following distinctions: Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Stanford University; Cap and Gown Honor Society, Stanford University; and Eastman Kodak Scholar, Stanford University1981. Dr. Chen (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Filipino, and Spanish. Dr. Chen's professional 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

  • Medicare Volume: 63
  • Uninsured Cost: $733 - $1,851
  • Medicare Cost: $267 - $467
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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
605 N Garfield Avenue
Monterey Park, CA
 

Dr. David Hsu's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Hsu accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance. He attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 61
  • Uninsured Cost: $310 - $2,640
  • Medicare Cost: $166 - $444
Dr. Sara H Kim, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
381 Merrill Avenue; Suite A
Glendale, CA
 

Dr. Sara Kim is a radiation oncology specialist. Dr. Kim takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. She speaks Korean. Dr. Kim is affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $150
  • Medicare Cost: $109
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Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
630 S. Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Albert Mak specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Alhambra, CA and Pasadena, CA. Dr. Mak is affiliated with Adventist Health System. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His training includes a residency program at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Mak speaks Mandarin and Cantonese.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 284
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,168 - $15,000
  • Medicare Cost: $164 - $3,167
Dr. Ana Maria M Grace, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
630 S. Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Ana Grace is a specialist in radiation oncology. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Grace attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Her medical residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Grace is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 50
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,477 - $2,358
  • Medicare Cost: $164 - $468
Dr. Kenneth M Lam, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
100 W. California Boulevard
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Lam works as a radiation oncologist. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Lam is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital. 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. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , prostate brachytherapy

All Interests: Prostate Brachytherapy, Prostate Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $360
  • Medicare Cost: $109
Dr. Ramona M Kyaw, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
625 S. Fair Oaks Avenue; #100
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Ramona Kyaw is a specialist in radiation oncology. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC), Dr. Kyaw attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Kyaw speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Cantonese. She is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $360
  • Medicare Cost: $109
Dr. Ruth C Williamson, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
100 W. California Boulevard
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Ruth Williamson works as a radiation oncologist. She is affiliated with Huntington Hospital. Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Williamson takes. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Williamson trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for her residency. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , brachytherapy (seed implants)

All Interests: Brachytherapy, Breast Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $360
  • Medicare Cost: $108
Dr. Behnam B Badie, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
209 Fair Oaks Avenue
South Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Behnam Badie, who practices in South Pasadena, CA, Duarte, CA, and Arcadia, CA, is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Badie include pituitary tumor and meningioma. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Badie honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: Departmental Teaching Award in Neurosurgery, University of Wisconsin2003; Best Doctors in America; and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society. Dr. Badie (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.

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Clinical Interests: Tumor, Meningioma, Skull Base Tumors, Surgical Procedures, Cancer, Pituitary Tumor, Brain Tumor

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,257
  • Medicare Cost: $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 sees patients in Alhambra, CA. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: genetic issues, bone marrow transplant, and stem cell transplant. Dr. Hu takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Molina Healthcare, and more. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. Dr. Hu has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Hu (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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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 is a Pasadena, CA physician who specializes in neurosurgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), pituitary surgery, and deep brain stimulation (DBS). Dr. Fineman honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Fineman obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Fineman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Armenian, and Russian. He is 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

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,200
  • Medicare Cost: $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.