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Dr. Michael Richard Forrest, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
20126 Stanton Avenue; Suite 101
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Michael Forrest is a radiation oncology specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Forrest include radiation therapy. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Forrest attended Emory University School of Medicine. He offers language support for patients who speak Cantonese, Mandarin, and Japanese. His professional affiliations include Eden Medical Center, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus, and John Muir Physician Network. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, Gynecologic Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rakesh R Patel, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
20126 Stanton Avenue
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Rakesh Patel is a radiation oncologist in Pleasanton, CA, Los Gatos, CA, and Castro Valley, CA. His areas of clinical interest consist of radiation therapy and prostate cancer. Dr. Patel is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He attended Indiana University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital, Eden Medical Center, and St. Rose Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, Brachytherapy, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Gautam Prasad, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
13847 E. 14th Street; #217
San Leandro, CA
 

Dr. Gautam Prasad is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Dublin, CA, Pleasant Hill, CA, and San Leandro, CA. His clinical interests encompass radiation therapy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington Hospital Healthcare System, St. Rose Hospital, and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Prasad studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Prasad trained at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion. Dr. Prasad honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Radiation Therapy, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Head and Neck ... (Read more)

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
20400 Lake Chabot Road; Stuite 102
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Gopal Sachdeva practices radiation oncology. Dr. Sachdeva (or staff) speaks Urdu, Croatian, and Navajo. His clinical interests include radiation therapy. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Eden Medical Center. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Sachdeva's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sachdeva takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Breast-Conserving Surgery, Sarcoma, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1034 A Street
Hayward, CA
 

Dr. David Kornguth is a radiation oncology specialist. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Kornguth graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kornguth completed a residency program at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Kornguth is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Chinese Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2500 Merced Street
San Leandro, CA
 

Dr. Yeeyie Fogarty is a specialist in radiation oncology. She works in Hayward, CA and San Leandro, CA. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Kaiser Permanente, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, she completed her residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Fogarty is affiliated with St. Rose Hospital.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
13847 East 14th Street; Suite 109
San Leandro, CA
 

Dr. Ranu Grewal-Bahl is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Grewal-Bahl (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Grewal-Bahl's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and St. Rose Hospital. After attending Lady Hardinge Medical College and Christian Medical College for medical school, Dr. Grewal-Bahl completed Dr. Grewal-Bahl's residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Grewal-Bahl takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Grewal-Bahl is accepting new patients.

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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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