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We found 6 radiation oncologists who accept Humana Silver 3800/HMO Premier 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 works as a radiation oncologist and hematologist. He studied medicine at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. For his professional training, Dr. McLaughlin completed a residency program at Shands HealthCare. Dr. McLaughlin takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include WellStar Paulding Hospital, Cartersville Medical Center, and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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

Dr. Sheree Brown specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Cartersville, GA, Hiram, GA, and Marietta, GA. Dr. Brown's professional affiliations include WellStar Paulding Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Brown's medical residency was performed at Howard University Hospital.

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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 works as a radiation oncologist. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and a graduate of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center's residency program. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thoms honors. His professional affiliations include WellStar Paulding Hospital, WellStar Cobb Hospital, and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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

Dr. Mark Quinn is a Marietta, GA physician who specializes in radiation oncology. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Quinn is a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia.

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

Dr. Christine Min's specialty is radiation oncology. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Min attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. She speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include WellStar Paulding Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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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. Dr. Hart honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center for residency. He 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.