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We found 6 radiation oncologists who accept Humana Gold 2250/HMO Premier near Denver, CO.

Dr. Seth David Reiner, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2525 S Downing Street; Cga - Mb 140
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Seth Reiner's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Reiner takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Reiner attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. He is affiliated with Centura Health.

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Dr. Darlene Marie Bugoci, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2525 S Downing Street; Cga - Mb 140
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Darlene Bugoci sees patients in Denver, CO. Her medical specialty is radiation oncology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bugoci honors. She studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Centura Health.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2777 Mile High Stadium Circle
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Eric Gross is a radiation oncology specialist. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Dr. Gross's medical residency was performed at Arizona Health Sciences Center.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1800 Williams Street; Suite 100
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Kathryn Howell's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Howell is affiliated with Centura Health. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Howell completed a residency program at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center, Denver.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4200 E 9th Avenue
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Elaine Weng works as a radiation oncologist in Denver, CO. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Weng studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is affiliated with Centura Health.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
8300 W 38th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO
 

Dr. Tyler Kemmis' medical specialty is radiation oncology. He graduated from the University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine. Dr. Kemmis honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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.