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 sees patients in Evanston, IL, Glenview, IL, and Highland Park, IL. Her medical specialties are gynecologic oncology and radiation oncology. In addition to English, Dr. Raghavan (or staff) speaks Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi. In her practice, Dr. Raghavan focuses on thyroid cancer, breast cancer, and head and neck problems. Dr. Raghavan is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem. After completing medical school at Gandhi Medical College, she performed her residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. On average, patients gave her a rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Raghavan accepts.

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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's specialty is radiation oncology. His areas of clinical interest consist of intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (cyberknife). He is professionally affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Dr. Schreiber performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Schreiber takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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 sees patients in Mokena, IL. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Crossan is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency.

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

Dr. Arif Shaikh's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Shaikh's areas of expertise consist of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), lung cancer, and head and neck problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Shaikh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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 specializes in radiation oncology. His areas of expertise include the following: 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 takes. Dr. Nanda is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Nanda trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. 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 is an in-network provider 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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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4700 N Marine Drive; Suite 100
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Marina Kuznetsova is a radiation oncologist in Chicago, IL. She has indicated that her clinical interests include robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (cyberknife). Dr. Kuznetsova takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. For her professional training, Dr. Kuznetsova completed a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Kuznetsova is professionally affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. Her 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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