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We found 5 radiation oncologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO near Coral Springs, FL.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4848 Coconut Creek Parkway; Suite 100
Coconut Creek, FL
 

Dr. Edward Kaplan sees patients in Coconut Creek, FL and Wellington, FL. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Kaplan's education and training includes medical school at Albany Medical College and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Broward Health.

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Dr. Tony Tong Lee, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2101 Riverside Drive; Suite 101
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Tony Lee's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health. Dr. Lee studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Lee honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Dr. Christopher Taigee Chen, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2101 Riverside Drive; Suite 101
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Chen's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health. Dr. Chen's education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Dr. Isaac Vaisman, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2101 Riverside Drive; Suite 101
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Isaac Vaisman's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He is affiliated with Broward Health. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vaisman accepts. Dr. Vaisman is a graduate of Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
4848 Coconut Creek Parkway; Suite 100
Coconut Creek, FL
 

Dr. Abdon Medina practices radiation oncology. He is affiliated with Broward Health. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Medina is a graduate of the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program.

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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.