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We found 5 radiation oncologists who accept BlueSelect All Copay 1535 near Deerfield Beach, FL.

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Dr. Janet Le Nguyen-Sperry, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
201 E Sample Road; Radiation Oncology Department
Pompano Beach, FL
 

Dr. Janet Nguyen-Sperry's area of specialization is radiation oncology. She is professionally affiliated with Miami VA Healthcare System and Broward Health. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami, Dr. Nguyen-Sperry attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Nguyen-Sperry is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Dr. Bruce Wayne Phillips, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3651 Fau Boulevard; Suite 100
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Bruce Phillips, who practices in Boca Raton, FL, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. He is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Phillips trained at Duke University Medical Center. 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 is professionally affiliated with Bethesda Health and Broward Health.

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Dr. Thomas Jacob Klein, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
201 East Sample Road
Deerfield Beach, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Klein practices radiation oncology in Loxahatchee, FL, Boca Raton, FL, and Deerfield Beach, FL. Dr. Klein takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bethesda Health and Broward Health.

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Dr. Eduardo B Fernandez-Vicioso, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
201 E Sample Road; Radiation Oncology Department
Deerfield Beach, FL
 

Dr. Eduardo Fernandez-Vicioso practices radiation oncology. Dr. Fernandez-Vicioso trained at Cleveland Clinic for his residency. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fernandez-Vicioso honors. He is affiliated with Broward Health.

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Dr. Evan M Landau, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
201 East Sample Road
Deerfield Beach, FL
 

Dr. Evan Landau practices radiation oncology. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Landau studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He is affiliated with Broward Health.

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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.