We found 6 radiation oncologists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Silver 04/100 near Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4725 N Federal Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Lav Goyal's specialty is radiation oncology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Goyal attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Goyal (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi.

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Dr. Mark Elliot Pomper, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
3920 N.w 49 Street
Tamarac, FL
 

Dr. Mark Pomper's medical specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Pomper (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital. After completing medical school at Duke University School of Medicine, Dr. Pomper performed his residency at Princess Margaret Hospital and the University of Chicago Medical Center. 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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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4725 N Federal Highway; Holy Cross Hospital Department of Radiation
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Irina Grosman specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Fort Lauderdale, FL. She honors 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
3920 Nw 49th Street
Tamarac, FL
 

Dr. Alan Perlmutter specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Perlmutter graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He trained at Princess Margaret Hospital for residency. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Dr. Evan M Landau, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1600 S Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Evan Landau's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He is affiliated with Broward Health. Dr. Landau graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He honors 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. Marshal E Lieberfarb, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1625 Se Third Avenue; Suite 100
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Marshal Lieberfarb is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Plantation, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University. Dr. Lieberfarb 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.
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