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We found 7 radiation oncologists who accept BlueSelect Everyday Health 1451 near Miami, FL.

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Dr. Janet Le Nguyen-Sperry, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1201 N.w. 16th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Janet Nguyen-Sperry works as a radiation oncologist in Miami, FL, Pompano Beach, FL, and Loxahatchee, FL. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami, Dr. Nguyen-Sperry attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Miami VA Healthcare System and Broward Health.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2001 W 68th Street
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Ramon Arguelles' area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Arguelles is a graduate of Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Dr. Raul A Ravelo, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
78 Sw 13th Avenue; Suite 201
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Raul Ravelo is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Ravelo is professionally affiliated with Mercy Hospital. He graduated from the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Ravelo 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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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1201 N.w. 16th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jean-Philippe Austin is a radiation oncologist in Miami, FL and Aventura, FL. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Austin is professionally affiliated with Miami VA Healthcare System.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
78 S.w. 13th Avenue; Suite 100
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Arthur Iglesias is a radiation oncologist in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Lauderdale Lakes, FL, and Miami, 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 attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami for residency. Dr. Iglesias is professionally affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1100 Nw 95th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Vincent Patone is a Miami, FL physician who specializes in 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, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
78 Sw 13th Avenue; Suite 100
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jaime Lozano's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lozano honors.

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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.