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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 is a specialist in gynecologic oncology and radiation oncology. She works in Evanston, IL, Glenview, IL, and Highland Park, IL. She is rated 1.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. In Dr. Raghavan's practice, she is particularly interested in thyroid cancer, breast cancer, and head and neck problems. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Raghavan honors. She attended medical school at Gandhi Medical College. Her residency was performed at Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Raghavan (or staff) is conversant in 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 Jay Schreiber, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
355 Ridge Avenue; G258
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. Gary Schreiber is a radiation oncologist. Dr. Schreiber studied medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schreiber include cyberknife radiosurgery. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Schreiber is affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Cyberknife Radiosurgery

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

Dr. Arif Shaikh specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Shaikh's areas of expertise consist of stereotactic radiosurgery, lung cancer, and head and neck problems. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shaikh takes. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Shaikh (or staff) is conversant in 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's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Nanda's areas of clinical interest consist of stereotactic radiosurgery and head and neck cancer. Dr. Nanda is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Clinical interests: Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Head and Neck Cancer

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Paul Crossan's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Crossan graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital.

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Dr. Marina A Kuznetsova, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4646 N Marine Drive
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Marina Kuznetsova works as a radiation oncologist. Dr. Kuznetsova's clinical interests encompass cyberknife radiosurgery. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. For her residency, Dr. Kuznetsova trained at Rush University Medical Center. She is affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cyberknife Radiosurgery

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Quackenbush is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Quackenbush is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

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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.