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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 is a radiation oncology specialist in Palo Alto, CA and Stanford, CA. She graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Knox is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Knox is professionally affiliated with 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 works as a radiation oncologist in Palo Alto, CA and Sunnyvale, CA. He is especially interested in radiation therapy. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Schiffner 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Schiffner is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice 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's specialty is radiation oncology. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lundahl accepts. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Lundahl completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Lundahl is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Pauling Chang is a radiation oncology specialist in Palo Alto, CA and Sunnyvale, CA. He speaks Mandarin. Dr. Chang is especially interested in radiation therapy. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). The average patient rating for Dr. Chang is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chang takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes 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 Niteen Sinha, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology
125 South Drive
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Robert Sinha works as a radiation oncologist and medical oncologist. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to English, Dr. Sinha (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Sinha's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Scott Soltys practices radiation oncology in Stanford, CA and Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Soltys is affiliated with VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and Blue Shield.

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

Dr. Sarah Donaldson's medical specialty is radiation oncology. She takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Donaldson is professionally affiliated with 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 specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Gibbs obtained her medical school training at Stanford University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and Blue Shield. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 is a radiation oncology specialist in San Jose, CA and Stanford, CA. She graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Marquez completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Marquez's hospital/clinic 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 is a radiation oncology specialist. Dr. Million is affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. She graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Million is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and Blue Shield.

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

Dr. Patrick Swift is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Berkeley, CA, Stanford, CA, and San Francisco, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Swift average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Swift is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Swift attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Swift's office for an appointment.

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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. She is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Le attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. She speaks Vietnamese. She is professionally affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS).

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Dr. Loan Ngoc Tran, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
125 South Drive
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Loan Tran practices radiation oncology. In her practice, Dr. Tran focuses on brachytherapy (seed implants) and breast cancer. Dr. Tran honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Tran (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Tran is professionally affiliated with Mills-Peninsula Health Services. Dr. Tran is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy, Brachytherapy, Breast Cancer

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

Dr. Richard Hoppe practices radiation oncology. He is 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. Before completing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Hoppe attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
875 Blake Wilbur Drive; Cc - G-230
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Steven Hancock's area of specialization is radiation oncology. His professional affiliations include VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Dr. Hancock attended Stanford University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Kathleen Horst is a radiation oncology specialist in Palo Alto, CA and Stanford, CA. Dr. Horst honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include 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.