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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 practices gynecologic oncology and radiation oncology. She has a 1.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Raghavan's areas of expertise consist of thyroid cancer, breast cancer, and head and neck problems. She is professionally affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Gandhi Medical College. Dr. Raghavan trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Raghavan (or staff) speaks Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi.

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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 specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Schreiber's areas of expertise include the following: intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (cyberknife). He is affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Schreiber trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 sees patients in Evanston, IL and Glenview, IL. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. He obtained his medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shaikh include stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), lung cancer, and head and neck problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. In addition to English, Dr. Shaikh (or staff) speaks 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

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

Dr. Ranjeev Nanda specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Nanda studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Nanda include stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), head and neck cancer, and brain tumor. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Nanda is professionally affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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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. Paul Crossan is a radiation oncologist. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Crossan attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Quackenbush's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Quackenbush honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4646 N Marine Drive
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Marina Kuznetsova's medical specialty is radiation oncology. She has a special interest in robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (cyberknife). She is affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. Dr. Kuznetsova takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She trained at Rush University Medical Center for her residency.

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Clinical interests: Cyberknife 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.