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 is a specialist in radiation oncology. She works in Miami, FL, Pompano Beach, FL, and Loxahatchee, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nguyen-Sperry accepts. Dr. Nguyen-Sperry is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Nguyen-Sperry completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Dr. Nguyen-Sperry is affiliated with Miami VA Healthcare System and Broward Health.

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

Dr. Bruce Phillips specializes in radiation oncology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Phillips's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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's specialty is radiation oncology. He attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Dr. Klein accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional 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 sees patients in Plantation, FL and Deerfield Beach, FL. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Fernandez-Vicioso is professionally affiliated with Broward Health. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. For his professional training, Dr. Fernandez-Vicioso completed a residency program at Cleveland Clinic.

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

Dr. Evan Landau is a radiation oncologist. Dr. Landau attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He 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. He is professionally 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.