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We found 6 radiation oncologists near Marietta, GA.

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Dr. Mark Paul McLaughlin, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other, Hematology
55 Whitcher Street; Suite 250b
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Mark McLaughlin is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology and hematology (blood disorders). He is affiliated with WellStar Paulding Hospital, Cartersville Medical Center, and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. Dr. McLaughlin studied medicine at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. His medical residency was performed at Shands HealthCare. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Sheree Elise Sadler, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Internal Medicine
320 Kennestone Hospital Boulevard
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Sheree Brown is a specialist in radiation oncology. She is professionally affiliated with WellStar Paulding Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. She attended Howard University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Howard University Hospital for residency. Dr. Brown honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. William Walter Thoms Jr., MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
320 Kennestone Hospital Boulevard; Suite Ll1
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. William Thoms' medical specialty is radiation oncology. He is professionally affiliated with WellStar Paulding Hospital, WellStar Cobb Hospital, and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Thoms's medical residency was performed at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
320 Kennestone Hospital Boulevard; Suite Ll1
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Mark Quinn's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Quinn studied medicine at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Justin Patrick Hart, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
55 Whitcher Street; Suite 250b
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Justin Hart works as a radiation oncologist in Hiram, GA, Cartersville, GA, and Marietta, GA. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Hart obtained his medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. His professional affiliations include WellStar Paulding Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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Dr. Christine Min, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
320 Kennestone Hospital Boulevard; Suite Ll1
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Christine Min is a specialist in radiation oncology. In addition to English, Dr. Min speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with WellStar Paulding Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Min is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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.