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We found 6 radiation oncologists who accept Health Net PPO near San Leandro, CA.

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

Dr. Michael Forrest is a radiation oncologist in Dublin, CA and Castro Valley, CA. Dr. Forrest is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Forrest include radiation therapy. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Forrest attended Emory University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He offers interpreting services for Cantonese, Mandarin, and Japanese-speaking patients. He is professionally affiliated with Eden Medical Center, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus, and John Muir Physician Network. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast-Conserving Surgery, Sarcoma, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Radiation Therapy, Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gautam Prasad is a radiation oncology specialist. Dr. Prasad is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and a graduate of UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion's residency program. He has a special interest in radiation therapy. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Prasad takes. He is professionally affiliated with Washington Hospital Healthcare System, St. Rose Hospital, and Eden Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Head and Neck Cancer, Brain Tumor

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1034 A Street
Hayward, CA
 

Dr. David Kornguth's specialty is radiation oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Kornguth's medical residency was performed at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kornguth takes. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Gopal Sachdeva practices radiation oncology in Emeryville, CA, Antioch, CA, and Castro Valley, CA. Dr. Sachdeva has a special interest in radiation therapy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Sachdeva attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Sachdeva (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Croatian, and Navajo.

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

Dr. Ranu Grewal-Bahl, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
13847 East 14th Street; Suite 109
San Leandro, CA
 

Dr. Ranu Grewal-Bahl's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Grewal-Bahl's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and St. Rose Hospital. Dr. Grewal-Bahl accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Grewal-Bahl is open to new patients. 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 (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2500 Merced Street
San Leandro, CA
 

Dr. Yeeyie Fogarty practices radiation oncology. She attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Fogarty is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Kaiser Permanente, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with St. Rose Hospital.

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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.