We found 5 radiation oncologists who accept Humana Silver near Cartersville, GA.

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Dr. Mark Paul McLaughlin, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other, Hematology
100 Market Place Boulevard; Suite 102
Cartersville, GA
 

Dr. Mark McLaughlin's medical specialty is radiation oncology and hematology (blood disorders). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia, Dr. McLaughlin performed his residency at Shands HealthCare. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix, WellStar Paulding Hospital, and Cartersville Medical Center.

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Dr. Sheree Elise Sadler, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
100 Market Place Boulevard; Suite 102
Cartersville, GA
 

Dr. Sheree Brown's specialty is radiation oncology. After completing medical school at Howard University College of Medicine, she performed her residency at Howard University Hospital. Dr. Brown accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with WellStar Paulding Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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Dr. William Walter Thoms Jr., MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
100 Market Place Boulevard; Suite 102
Cartersville, GA
 

Dr. William Thoms is a radiation oncology specialist. His professional affiliations include WellStar Paulding Hospital, WellStar Cobb Hospital, and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. Before completing his residency at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dr. Thoms attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Christine Min, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
100 Market Place Boulevard; Suite 102
Cartersville, GA
 

Dr. Christine Min is a radiation oncologist in Hiram, GA, Marietta, GA, and Cartersville, GA. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Min takes. Before completing her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Min attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Min is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Min's hospital/clinic affiliations include WellStar Paulding Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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Dr. Justin Patrick Hart, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
100 Market Place Boulevard; Suite 102
Cartersville, GA
 

Dr. Justin Hart's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Hart honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Duke University School of Medicine and residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include WellStar Paulding Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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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.