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We found 5 radiation oncologists who accept MyBlue Gold 1605 near Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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

Dr. Mark Pomper's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Pomper is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Princess Margaret Hospital and the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Pomper (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and French. Dr. Pomper is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3920 Nw 49th Street
Tamarac, FL
 

Dr. Alan Perlmutter's specialty is radiation oncology. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Dr. Perlmutter performed his residency at Princess Margaret Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4850 W Oakland Park Boulevard
Lauderdale Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Arthur Iglesias works as a radiation oncologist in Lauderdale Lakes, FL and Miami, FL. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Iglesias attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1625 Se Third Avenue; Suite 100
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Marshal Lieberfarb practices radiation oncology. Dr. Lieberfarb accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His education and training includes medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University. He is affiliated with Broward Health.

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

Dr. Evan Landau specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Landau honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He 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.