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Dr. Mark Paul McLaughlin Doctor Of Medicine, MD
Specializes in Hematology (Blood Disorders), Radiation Oncology
320 Kennestone Hospital Boulevard; Suite LL1
Marietta, GA
(678) 721-5555; (770) 505-3855

Dr. Mark McLaughlin practices radiation oncology and hematology (blood disorders). He is professionally affiliated with WellStar Paulding Hospital, Cartersville Medical Center, and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. He is in-network for Medicaid insurance. Dr. McLaughlin studied medicine at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. His residency was performed at Shands HealthCare.

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Dr. William Walter Thoms Jr Doctor Of Medicine, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
320 Kennestone Hospital Boulevard; Suite LL1
Marietta, GA
(678) 721-5555; (770) 793-7500

Dr. William Thoms practices radiation oncology in Hiram, GA, Cartersville, GA, and Marietta, GA. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Thoms trained at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center for his residency. Dr. Thoms 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
Marietta, GA
(678) 721-5555; (770) 505-3855

Dr. Sheree Brown is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include WellStar Paulding Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. Dr. Brown graduated from Howard University College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Brown completed a residency program at Howard University Hospital. She takes Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
320 Kennestone Hospital Boulevard; Suite LL1
Marietta, GA
(770) 793-7500

Dr. Mark Quinn practices radiation oncology. He attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Quinn honors Medicare insurance.

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Dr. Justin Patrick Hart Doctor Of Medicine, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
320 Kennestone Hospital Boulevard; Suite LL1
Marietta, GA
(770) 505-3855; (678) 721-5555

Dr. Justin Hart is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. He is professionally affiliated with WellStar Paulding Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. Dr. Hart accepts Medicare insurance. 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.

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Dr. Christine Min MD, Doctor Of Medicine
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
320 Kennestone Hospital Boulevard; Suite LL1
Marietta, GA
(770) 505-3855; (770) 793-7500

Dr. Christine Min specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Hiram, GA, Marietta, GA, and Cartersville, GA. Dr. Min is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Min 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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