We found 4 radiation oncologists who accept Humana Catastrophic near Lake Worth, FL.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
320 N Lakeside Drive
Lake Worth, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Kanski is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. He studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Kanski trained at Tufts Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Dr. Kanski is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Ben Han sees patients in Lake Worth, FL and Wellington, FL. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. 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. 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
4685 S. Congress Avenue
Lake Worth, FL
 

Dr. Silvio Garcia is a radiation oncology specialist in West Palm Beach, FL and Lake Worth, FL. 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. He studied medicine at Santo Domingo Institute of Technology. Dr. Garcia's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with West Palm Beach VA Medical Center and Mercy Hospital.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4685 South Congress Avenue
Lake Worth, FL
 

Dr. Georges Hatoum's specialty is radiation oncology. He is in-network for Coventry, Humana, Medicare, and more.

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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.