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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 is a radiation oncologist and hematologist. Dr. McLaughlin is professionally affiliated with Banner Boswell Medical Center, WellStar Paulding Hospital, and Banner Desert Medical Center. He is a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. His residency was performed at Shands HealthCare. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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

Dr. Sheree Brown specializes in radiation oncology. She is affiliated with WellStar Paulding Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. Dr. Brown takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Howard University Hospital.

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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. Dr. Thoms's professional affiliations include WellStar Paulding Hospital, WellStar Cobb Hospital, and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dr. Thoms attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Mark Quinn's medical specialty is radiation oncology. He attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Quinn is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 medical specialist in radiation oncology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hart takes. Dr. Hart is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hart completed residency programs at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is professionally affiliated with WellStar Paulding Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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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 is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with WellStar Paulding Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. Dr. Min studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Min's training includes a residency program at NYU Langone Medical Center. She is in-network 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.
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