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We found 4 radiation oncologists who accept BlueCare All Copay 1491 near Clermont, FL.

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Dr. Eric Lamar Saunders, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1361 Citrus Tower Boulevard; Suite 101
Clermont, FL
 

Dr. Eric Saunders specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Orlando, FL and Clermont, FL. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Saunders obtained his medical school training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is affiliated with South Lake Hospital.

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Dr. Hal Martin Jacobson, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1920 Don Wickham Drive; Suite 130
Clermont, FL
 

Dr. Hal Jacobson is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Jacobson attended the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Shands HealthCare. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with South Lake Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
1920 Don Wickham Drive; Suite 130
Clermont, FL
 

Dr. Maureen Holasek specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Clermont, FL. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Holasek is affiliated with South Lake Hospital.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
1920 Don Wickham Drive; Suite 130
Clermont, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Kanski specializes in radiation oncology. He attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Tufts Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kanski accepts.

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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.