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We found 5 radiation oncologists who accept BlueSelect Essential 1452 near Tampa, FL.

Dr. Vivian Denise Griffin, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3402 W. Dr. Mlk Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Vivian Griffin, who practices in New Port Richey, FL, Brooksville, FL, and Spring Hill, FL, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then she performed her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Griffin is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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Clinical interests: Breast Issues

Dr. Lawrence Bruce Berk, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Lawrence Berk is a radiation oncologist in Tampa, FL. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, rectal cancer, and robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (cyberknife). Dr. Berk is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Vulvar Cancer, Skin Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Cyberknife Radiosurgery, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sawsan George Bishay, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3402 W. Dr. Mlk Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Sawsan Bishay sees patients in Spring Hill, FL and Tampa, FL. Her medical specialty is radiation oncology. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Bishay's medical residency was performed at New York Methodist Hospital. She is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Bishay is affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Dr. Janelle Lira Park, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3402 W. Dr. Mlk Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Janelle Park specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Park honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Park studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Park (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. Dr. Park's professional affiliations include Tampa Community Hospital and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Dr. William Abdel-Sayed Assad, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
601 S Armenia Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. William Assad's medical specialty is radiation oncology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Tampa Community Hospital and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Assad is a graduate of Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty 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.