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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
(770) 793-7500; (678) 721-5555

Dr. Mark McLaughlin works as a radiation oncologist and hematologist. He accepts Medicaid insurance. Dr. McLaughlin attended Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school and subsequently trained at Shands HealthCare for residency. He is professionally affiliated with WellStar Paulding Hospital, Cartersville Medical Center, 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' area of specialization is radiation oncology. He takes CIGNA, Humana, Aetna, and more. 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 is affiliated with WellStar Paulding Hospital, Cartersville Medical Center, and WellStar Cobb 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 is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Quinn is professionally affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, WellStar Paulding Hospital, and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. He graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. For his residency, Dr. Quinn trained at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. He honors Medicare insurance.

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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 is a radiation oncologist. She is affiliated with WellStar Paulding Hospital, Cartersville Medical Center, and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. Dr. Brown is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine and a graduate of Howard University Hospital's residency program. She 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 specializes in radiation oncology. Her professional affiliations include WellStar Paulding Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. She honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Min is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Min's medical residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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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's hospital/clinic affiliations include WellStar Paulding Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. He is an in-network provider for 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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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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