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We found 37 radiation oncologists who accept Blue Shield of California near Stanford, CA.

Dr. Susan Jane Pillsbury, MD, PhD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Susan Knox sees patients in Palo Alto, CA and Stanford, CA. Her medical specialty is radiation oncology. She graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Knox's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.

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Dr. Daniel Carl Schiffner, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level A
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Schiffner is a radiation oncology specialist in Palo Alto, CA and Sunnyvale, CA. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Clinical interests for Dr. Schiffner include radiation therapy. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Schiffner is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Schiffner is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Lung Cancer, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Head and Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Eric Lundahl, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level A
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Robert Lundahl is a radiation oncologist. Dr. Lundahl is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Pauling Chang, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Pauling Chang's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Chang has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is especially interested in radiation therapy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chang is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Chang's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). He speaks Mandarin.

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Clinical interests: Lung Cancer, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Head and Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Niteen Sinha, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology
125 South Drive
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Robert Sinha is a radiation oncologist and medical oncologist in Pleasanton, CA, San Mateo, CA, and Mountain View, CA. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Sinha (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Sinha's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). He has an open panel.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
875 Blake Wilbur Drive; Room G223
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Scott Soltys sees patients in Stanford, CA and Palo Alto, CA. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Soltys is professionally affiliated with VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and Blue Shield. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center.

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Dr. Sarah S Donaldson, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Sarah Donaldson specializes in radiation oncology. She obtained her medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Donaldson honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.

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Dr. Iris C Gibbs, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Iris Gibbs is a radiation oncology specialist. She studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Gibbs trained at Stanford University Medical Center for her residency. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Carol Marquez sees patients in San Jose, CA and Stanford, CA. Her medical specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Marquez honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Marquez attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Her professional affiliations include VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS) - Main Health Care Center and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Lynn Million's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Million is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.

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Dr. Patrick S Swift, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
875 Blake Wilbur Drive Mc5847
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Patrick Swift's medical specialty is radiation oncology. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Swift accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Swift's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Quynh-Thu Le sees patients in Palo Alto, CA and Stanford, CA. Her medical specialty is radiation oncology. In addition to English, she speaks Vietnamese. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). Dr. Le studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She honors Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Dr. Steven Lee Hancock, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
875 Blake Wilbur Drive; Cc - G-230
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Steven Hancock's medical specialty is radiation oncology. Before performing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Hancock attended Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Hancock is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.

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Dr. Richard Thomas Hoppe, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Richard Hoppe sees patients in Stanford, CA. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Hoppe's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Before completing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Hoppe attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, Blue Shield, and more.

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Dr. Kathleen Claire Horst, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
875 Blake Wilbur Drive; Cc - G221a
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Kathleen Horst's area of specialization is radiation oncology. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and Blue Shield. She attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Horst's professional affiliations include VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
875 Blake Wilbur Drive; Stanford Cancer Center, Mail Code 5847
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Kidd practices radiation oncology. She attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Kidd accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Kidd is professionally affiliated with VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.

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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.