We found 5 radiation oncologists who accept Beech Street near Barrington, IL.

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

Dr. Ramji Rajendran's specialty is radiation oncology. He speaks Tamil. Clinical interests for Dr. Rajendran include prostate problems, gynecologic cancer, and breast issues. Dr. Rajendran is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. Dr. Rajendran's education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Catherine Park-Leonard is a radiation oncologist in Barrington, IL, La Grange, IL, and Warrenville, IL. Her clinical interests encompass radiation therapy. Dr. Park-Leonard's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. She attended Ross University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Park-Leonard has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

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

Dr. Martin Boyer's medical specialty is radiation oncology. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Boyer include osteopathic medicine and radiation therapy. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Boyer is open to new patients. He graduated from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Boyer trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for his residency. He has received the distinction of US News Top Doctor.

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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 works as a radiation oncologist in Elk Grove Village, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include radiation therapy. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. After completing medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine, Dr. Sweeney performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

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

Dr. Rajiv Patel practices radiation oncology. He has a special interest in radiation therapy. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. Dr. Patel accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Patel graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University for his residency.

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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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