We found 4 radiation oncologists who accept Bronze Compass 6400 near Lake Worth, FL.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
5301 S Congress Avenue
Atlantis, FL
 

Dr. Hai Kenney specializes in radiation oncology, vascular & interventional radiology, and diagnostic radiology. He honors United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, United Healthcare HSA, and more. Before performing his residency at Pennsylvania Hospital, Dr. Kenney attended Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school.

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Dr. Ben Hyung Han, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4685 S Congress Avenue
Lake Worth, FL
 

Dr. Ben Han is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Lake Worth, FL and Wellington, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Han attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Han is affiliated with Bethesda Health.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Diagnostic Radiology
5301 S Congress Avenue
Atlantis, FL
 

Dr. Adam Gittleman's medical specialty is radiation oncology and diagnostic radiology. He accepts United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gittleman graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Diagnostic Radiology
5301 S Congress Avenue
Atlantis, FL
 

Dr. Marat Bakman works as a radiation oncologist and diagnostic radiologist in Atlantis, FL. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Bakman is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA, 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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