We found 7 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's specialties are gynecologic oncology and radiation oncology. She practices in Evanston, IL, Glenview, IL, and Highland Park, IL. She is a graduate of Gandhi Medical College. Dr. Raghavan completed her residency training at Ohio State University Medical Center. Her areas of clinical interest consist of thyroid cancer, breast cancer, and head and neck problems. Her average rating from her patients is 1.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Raghavan (or staff) speaks Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi. She is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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

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

Dr. Gary Schreiber is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (cyberknife). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schreiber takes. Before completing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Schreiber attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. Dr. Schreiber is accepting new patients.

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

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Paul Crossan is a specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Crossan is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital.

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

Dr. Arif Shaikh is a radiation oncology specialist in Evanston, IL and Glenview, IL. His areas of expertise include stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), lung cancer, and head and neck problems. Dr. Shaikh 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) speaks Spanish and Hindi. He is 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 works as a radiation oncologist in Evanston, IL and Glenview, IL. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Nanda attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His clinical interests include stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), head and neck cancer, and brain tumor. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nanda honors. He is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Quackenbush's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Quackenbush is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4646 N Marine Drive
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Marina Kuznetsova is a radiation oncology specialist in Chicago, IL. Dr. Kuznetsova is especially interested in robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (cyberknife). She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Her residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Kuznetsova is professionally affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. She 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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