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Dr. Mark Paul McLaughlin Doctor Of Medicine, MD
Specializes in Hematology (Blood Disorders), Radiation Oncology
55 Whitcher Street; Suite 250
Marietta, GA
(678) 721-5555; (770) 793-7500

Dr. Mark McLaughlin specializes in radiation oncology and hematology (blood disorders). His education and training includes medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and residency at Shands HealthCare. Dr. McLaughlin honors Medicaid insurance. He is affiliated with WellStar Paulding Hospital, Cartersville Medical Center, and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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Dr. Mark Stephen Quinn Doctor Of Medicine, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
55 Whitcher Street; Suite 250
Marietta, GA
(770) 793-7500; (770) 505-3855

Dr. Mark Quinn's specialty is radiation oncology. He attended Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Quinn honors Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, WellStar Paulding Hospital, and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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Dr. William Walter Thoms Jr Doctor Of Medicine, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
320 Kennestone Hospital Boulevard; Suite LL-1
Marietta, GA
(678) 721-5555; (770) 793-7500

Dr. William Thoms practices radiation oncology. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Thoms is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with WellStar Paulding Hospital, WellStar Cobb Hospital, and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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Dr. Sheree Elise Brown Doctor Of Medicine, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
320 Kennestone Hospital Boulevard; Suite LL-1
Marietta, GA
(678) 721-5555; (770) 505-3855

Dr. Sheree Brown practices radiation oncology in Cartersville, GA, Hiram, GA, and Marietta, GA. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Before performing her residency at Howard University Hospital, Dr. Brown attended Howard University College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Brown's professional affiliations include WellStar Paulding Hospital, Cartersville Medical Center, and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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Dr. Justin Patrick Hart Doctor Of Medicine, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
55 Whitcher Street; Suite 250
Marietta, GA
(770) 793-7500; (770) 505-3855

Dr. Justin Hart practices radiation oncology. Dr. Hart is professionally affiliated with WellStar Paulding Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. Before performing his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dr. Hart attended Duke University School of Medicine. He takes Medicare insurance.

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Dr. Christine Min MD, Doctor Of Medicine
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
320 Kennestone Hospital Boulevard; Suite LL-1
Marietta, GA
(770) 505-3855; (770) 793-7500

Dr. Christine Min's specialty is radiation oncology. She takes Medicare insurance. She attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Min trained at NYU Langone Medical Center. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally 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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