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 honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school, he completed his residency training at Shands HealthCare. Dr. McLaughlin is affiliated with 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 is a radiation oncology specialist. Her professional affiliations include WellStar Paulding Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Brown obtained her medical school training at Howard University College of Medicine and performed her residency at Howard University 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' area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Thoms's professional affiliations include WellStar Paulding Hospital, WellStar Cobb Hospital, and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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 oncology specialist. She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a graduate of NYU Langone Medical Center's residency program. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Min speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with 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. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hart takes. Dr. Hart studied medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. He trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center for residency. He is affiliated with 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.
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