We found 5 radiation oncologists who accept Humana near Evanston, IL.

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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Other
2650 Ridge Avenue
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. Vathsala Raghavan is a gynecologic oncologist and radiation oncologist in Evanston, IL, Glenview, IL, and Highland Park, IL. Her education and training includes medical school at Gandhi Medical College and residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. In her practice, she is particularly interested in thyroid cancer, breast cancer, and head and neck problems. Dr. Raghavan's average patient rating is 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Raghavan is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Raghavan (or staff) speaks Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Cancer, Breast Cancer, Head and Neck Problems

Dr. Gary J Schreiber, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
355 Ridge Avenue; G258
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. Gary Schreiber is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. These areas are among his clinical interests: intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (cyberknife). He is professionally affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. Dr. Schreiber is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He welcomes new patients. After attending the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Schreiber completed his residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Robotic Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2650 Ridge Avenue; Room G355
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. Arif Shaikh's specialty is radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Shaikh include stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), lung cancer, and head and neck problems. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for residency. Dr. Shaikh (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Clinical interests: Lung Cancer, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Head and Neck Problems

Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
2650 Ridge Avenue; Room G355
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. Ranjeev Nanda practices radiation oncology in Evanston, IL and Glenview, IL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), head and neck cancer, and brain tumor. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Nanda attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Clinical interests: Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Head and Neck Cancer, Brain Tumor

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4700 N Marine Drive; Suite 100
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Marina Kuznetsova's medical specialty is radiation oncology. For her residency, Dr. Kuznetsova trained at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Kuznetsova is especially interested in robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (cyberknife). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kuznetsova takes. She is affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. Dr. Kuznetsova's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Robotic Stereotactic Radiosurgery

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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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