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We found 7 radiation oncologists who accept Humana near Evanston, IL.

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

Dr. Gary Schreiber works as a radiation oncologist in Evanston, IL and Chicago, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (cyberknife). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Schreiber completed his residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. Dr. Schreiber is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Vathsala Raghavan works as a gynecologic oncologist and radiation oncologist in Evanston, IL, Glenview, IL, and Highland Park, IL. The average patient rating for Dr. Raghavan is 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Raghavan has indicated that her clinical interests include thyroid cancer, breast cancer, and head and neck problems. She is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Raghavan honors. After attending Gandhi Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Raghavan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi.

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

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Paul Crossan practices radiation oncology. He is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Crossan completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Crossan takes.

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

Dr. Arif Shaikh's specialty is radiation oncology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), lung cancer, and head and neck problems. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Shaikh graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Shaikh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Shaikh is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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

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

Dr. Ranjeev Nanda practices radiation oncology in Evanston, IL and Glenview, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), head and neck cancer, and brain tumor. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Nanda's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Quackenbush specializes in radiation oncology. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Quackenbush accepts.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4646 N Marine Drive
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Marina Kuznetsova is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kuznetsova include robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (cyberknife). Dr. Kuznetsova is professionally affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. She completed her residency training at Rush University Medical Center. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Kuznetsova is accepting 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.