We found 7 radiation oncologists who accept MyBlue Bronze 1602 near Sarasota, FL.

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Dr. Gray Gray Bowen, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3210 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Gray Swor's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Swor is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Before completing Dr. Swor's residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Swor attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Swor accepts 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. John E Sylvester, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
8946 77th Terrace E
Lakewood Ranch, FL
 

Dr. John Sylvester practices radiation oncology in Venice, FL and Lakewood Ranch, FL. Dr. Sylvester attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Dr. Alan Harry Porter, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3663 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Alan Porter's specialty is radiation oncology. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Porter takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Porter attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Dr. Tyler Rowland Hollen, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3210 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Tyler Hollen is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Hollen attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Shands HealthCare. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Dr. Larry N Silverman, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3210 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Larry Silverman's medical 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. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency. Dr. Silverman is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Dr. Stephen J Patrice, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3210 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Patrice works as a radiation oncologist. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University. Dr. Patrice takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Dr. Dwight L Fitch, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3210 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Dwight Fitch works as a radiation oncologist in Sarasota, FL, Port Charlotte, FL, and Fort Myers, FL. Dr. Fitch is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at Beaumont Hospitals for residency. Dr. Fitch honors 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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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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