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We found 4 radiation oncologists who accept BlueCare Everyday Health 1483 near Pensacola, FL.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3319 State Road; 7 #302
Wellington, FL
 

Dr. Raul Ravelo's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Ravelo is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Mercy Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Maryland Medical Center's residency program. 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.

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Dr. Robert Brown Marcus Jr., MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1545 Airport Boulevard; Suite 1000
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Robert Marcus is a radiation oncology specialist. His clinical interests include proton therapy, tumor, and prostate cancer. Dr. Marcus honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Marcus has received include Best Doctors in America; Castle Connolly: America's Top Doctor's; and Castle Connolly: America's Top Doctors for Cancer.. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Clinical interests: Proton Therapy, Cancer, Tumor, Radiation Therapy, Prostate Cancer

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1717 N E Street; Suite 134
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Weaver sees patients in Pensacola, FL. His medical specialty 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. Weaver accepts. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Weaver completed his residency training at Naval Medical Center San Diego.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1545 Airport Boulevard; Suite 1000
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Gerald Lowrey is a medical specialist 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. He attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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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.