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We found 6 radiation oncologists who accept MyBlue Bronze 1602 near Aventura, FL.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
6030 Hollywood Boulevard; Suite 100
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Hoke Han is a radiation oncologist in Hollywood, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Han is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Han honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Han attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Han is professionally affiliated with Mercy Hospital.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
6030 Hollywood Boulevard; Suite 100
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Alfred Brandon, who practices in Hollywood, FL, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. He is affiliated with Mercy Hospital. Dr. Brandon graduated from Université Libre de Bruxelles and then he performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brandon honors.

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Dr. Leonard Manuel Toonkel, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2845 Aventura Boulevard; Suite 140
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Leonard Toonkel's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Toonkel takes. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Toonkel's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Dr. Laurie E Blach, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
248 Aventura Boulevard; #140
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Laurie Blach is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Blach is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. Before performing her residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Blach attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Dr. Blach (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole. She is affiliated with South Miami Hospital.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
21355 E Dixie Highway; Suite 111
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Jean-Philippe Austin is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Miami, FL and Aventura, FL. He is affiliated with Miami VA Healthcare System. He attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Austin is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
20950 Ne 27th Court; Suite 300
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Debra Linzer's medical specialty is radiation oncology. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.

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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.