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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3680 Broadway; 21st Century Oncology, Inc
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Michael Katin is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Katin is affiliated with St. Joseph's Medical Center, Yonkers, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Lankenau Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. 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. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Katin has received include Lee County Unit, American Cancer; Society President; and Charlotte County Unit, American Cancer. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3680 Broadway; 21st Century Oncology, Inc
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Dosoretz specializes in radiation oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He 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. Dr. Dosoretz is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Dosoretz attended the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3680 Broadway; 21st Century Oncology, Inc
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. James Rubenstein works as a radiation oncologist. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Rubenstein is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
5280 Summerlin Commons Way
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. David Rice's specialty is radiation oncology. He 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. Dr. Rice graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
5280 Summerlin Commons Way
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Larry Silverman is a radiation oncologist. Dr. Silverman takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). His professional affiliations include Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Bayfront Health Punta Gorda.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2270 Colonial Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Patrice is a radiation oncology specialist in Sarasota, FL, Port Charlotte, FL, and Punta Gorda, FL. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Patrice is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Patrice trained at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University. Dr. Patrice is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3680 Broadway
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Alan Brown is a radiation oncology specialist in Fort Myers, FL. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Brown honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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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