We found 7 radiation oncologists who accept Bronze Compass 6400 near Daytona Beach, FL.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
303 N Clyde Morris Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Krochak is a radiation oncologist in Daytona Beach, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Krochak accepts. He is a graduate of the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Krochak trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. Dr. Krochak has received professional recognition including the following: F.R.C.P.(C), Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Canada.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
303 N. Clyde Morris Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL
 

Dr. April Mendoza's medical specialty is radiation oncology. She studied medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Mendoza trained at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School for her residency. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
303 N Clyde Morris Boulevard; Radiation Oncology Department
Daytona Beach, FL
 

Dr. Joyce Battle works as a radiation oncologist. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Pediatric Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
1673 Mason Avenue; Suite 305
Daytona Beach, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Sevigny is a pediatric radiology, radiation oncology, and vascular & interventional radiology specialist. United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sevigny accepts. He attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
303 N Clyde Morris Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL
 

Dr. Charles Hechtman is a specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Hechtman 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. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
303 N Clyde Morris Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL
 

Dr. Brad Factor practices radiation oncology in Daytona Beach, FL. He attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Dr. Factor 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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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1620 Mason Avenue; Suite E
Daytona Beach, FL
 

Dr. Michael Pirkowski works as a radiation oncologist in Daytona Beach, FL. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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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.
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