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Dr. Ramji Ramaswamy Rajendran, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1555 Barrington Road
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Ramji Rajendran is a specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Rajendran is conversant in Tamil. His clinical interests include prostate problems, gynecologic cancer, and breast issues. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his residency, Dr. Rajendran trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Rajendran is open to new patients.

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Dr. Rajiv Jashu Patel, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 1400, Building 3
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Rajiv Patel practices radiation oncology in Elk Grove Village, IL, Hoffman Est, IL, and La Grange, IL. His clinical interests encompass radiation therapy. Dr. Patel honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University for residency. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Martin J Boyer, MD, DO
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1555 Barrington Road; Doctors Building 3, Suite 1400
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Martin Boyer's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Boyer include osteopathic medicine and radiation therapy. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Boyer accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Boyer has received professional recognition including the following: US News Top Doctor. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Boyer's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Osteopathic Medicine, Radiation Therapy

Dr. Patrick J Sweeney, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1555 Barrington Road
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Patrick Sweeney is a specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Sweeney's areas of expertise include radiation therapy. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. Before completing his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Sweeney attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sweeney's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Catherine K Park-Leonard, MPH, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1555 Barrington Road
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Catherine Park-Leonard practices radiation oncology. She has a special interest in radiation therapy. Dr. Park-Leonard's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for her residency. Dr. Park-Leonard is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

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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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