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Dr. Mark Paul McLaughlin Doctor Of Medicine, MD
Specializes in Hematology (Blood Disorders), Radiation Oncology
55 Whitcher Street; Suite 250B
Marietta, GA
(678) 721-5555; (770) 505-3855

Dr. Mark McLaughlin works as a radiation oncologist and hematologist. He is affiliated with WellStar Paulding Hospital, Cartersville Medical Center, and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and residency at Shands HealthCare. Dr. McLaughlin takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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 practices radiation oncology. Her professional affiliations include WellStar Paulding Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. She is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine and a graduate of Howard University Hospital's residency program. Dr. Brown honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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 is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. 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. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thoms honors.

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

Dr. Mark Quinn is a specialist in radiation oncology. He graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Quinn honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Dr. Justin Patrick Hart Doctor Of Medicine, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
55 Whitcher Street; Suite 250B
Marietta, GA
(770) 505-3855; (678) 721-5555

Dr. Justin Hart is a radiation oncology specialist. Dr. Hart's professional affiliations include WellStar Paulding Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending Duke University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training 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 speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include WellStar Paulding Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Min trained at NYU Langone Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Min accepts.

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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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