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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, who practices in Coconut Creek, FL and Wellington, FL, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Kaplan is affiliated with Broward Health. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Albany Medical College and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His medical residency was performed at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kaplan include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Tony Lee is a radiation oncology specialist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Lee attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health.

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

Dr. Christopher Chen is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Chen completed a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is affiliated with Broward Health.

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

Dr. Isaac Vaisman is a radiation oncologist in Coral Springs, FL and Plantation, FL. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Vaisman is a graduate of Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. He is affiliated with Broward Health.

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

Dr. Abdon Medina specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Coconut Creek, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health. Dr. Medina is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center.

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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.