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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. After completing medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and Blue Shield. Dr. Knox is 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 specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Palo Alto, CA and Sunnyvale, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include radiation therapy. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schiffner honors. His practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Schiffner attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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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. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. Dr. Lundahl attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Lundahl's medical residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes 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 area of specialization is radiation oncology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chang include radiation therapy. Dr. Chang is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Chang is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. He welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Chang's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). He is conversant in 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. He accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sinha is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His training includes a residency program 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 welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Scott Soltys is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Soltys's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, Blue Shield, and more.

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

Dr. Patrick Swift works as a radiation oncologist in Berkeley, CA, Stanford, CA, and San Francisco, CA. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Swift honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Swift's professional 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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Dr. Sarah S Donaldson, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Sarah Donaldson's medical specialty is radiation oncology. After attending Harvard Medical School, she completed her residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. She accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Donaldson is 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 practices radiation oncology. Her professional affiliations include VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Dr. Gibbs's education and training includes medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine and 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.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Carol Marquez practices radiation oncology in San Jose, CA and Stanford, CA. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, Dr. Marquez completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Marquez honors. 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 attended the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Million takes. She is affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Quynh-Thu Le is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Le completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Le's professional affiliations include Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS).

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

Dr. Richard Hoppe's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hoppe takes. Before completing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Hoppe attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Hoppe 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
875 Blake Wilbur Drive; Cc - G-230
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Steven Hancock's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Hancock's professional affiliations include VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Before performing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Hancock attended Stanford University School of Medicine. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hancock honors.

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

Dr. Kathleen Horst works as a radiation oncologist. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and Blue Shield. She is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Horst's medical residency was performed at Stanford University Medical Center. 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
875 Blake Wilbur Drive; Stanford Cancer Center, Mail Code 5847
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Kidd works as a radiation oncologist in Stanford, CA and Palo Alto, CA. She is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before performing her residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Dr. Kidd attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Kidd's hospital/clinic 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.