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

Dr. William Bloomer's area of specialization is radiation oncology. His areas of expertise include lung cancer, breast cancer, and gastrointestinal cancer. Dr. Bloomer is in-network for Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for his residency. Dr. Bloomer is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Clinical Interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $350
  • Medicare Cost: $110
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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Relevant Interests: , intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (CyberKnife)

All Interests: Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Robotic Stereotactic Radiosurgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $545
  • Medicare Cost: $111
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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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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 88
  • Uninsured Cost: $390 - $1,760
  • Medicare Cost: $111 - $435
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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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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Head and Neck Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $350
  • Medicare Cost: $111
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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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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)

All Interests: Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Head and Neck Cancer, Brain Tumor

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $350
  • Medicare Cost: $111
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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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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 136
  • Uninsured Cost: $350 - $1,980
  • Medicare Cost: $100 - $374
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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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Relevant Interests: , robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (CyberKnife)

All Interests: Robotic Stereotactic Radiosurgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 38
  • Uninsured Cost: $545
  • Medicare Cost: $111
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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
5020 N Ashland Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Nam Kim is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Kim is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 61
  • Uninsured Cost: $440 - $854
  • Medicare Cost: $244 - $427
Dr. Issam Abdullah Awad, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
2650 Ridge Avenue; Neurosurgery Department Room 4222
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. Issam Awad specializes in neurosurgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Awad include brain aneurysm, hemorrhagic stroke, and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). Dr. Awad accepts Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine and a graduate of Cleveland Clinic's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Awad (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. Dr. Awad is professionally affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)

All Interests: Facial Pain, Epilepsy Surgery, Brain Aneurysm, Intensive Care, Skull Base Tumors, Carotid Artery ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Thomas Laich, DO
Specializes in Neurosurgery
5115 N Francisco Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Laich is a neurosurgeon in Aurora, IL, Elmhurst, IL, and Chicago, IL. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Laich's clinical interests include minimally invasive spine surgery and robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (cyberknife). He is professionally affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. Dr. Laich takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (CyberKnife)

All Interests: Robotic Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spine Surgery Procedures, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

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What is Radiation Therapy?

Radiation therapy, or radiotherapy, uses high energy rays to treat tumors or cancer. Radiation damages the DNA of cancer cells, killing them or making it impossible for them to divide and for cancer to spread. Radiation therapy can be used alone or in combination with surgery or other treatments, such as chemotherapy. It is an option for tumors that cannot be easily accessed surgically, such as those at the base of the skull, and it can be used following surgical cancer treatment to remove remaining cancerous tissue and prevent recurrence of cancer. Sometimes radiation therapy is used as a palliative treatment to shrink tumors. Rather than cure your condition, palliative treatments treat symptoms, such as pain caused by spinal tumors and problems with eating or drinking caused by esophageal tumors.

The type of therapy you receive will depend on the size, type, and location of your tumor or cancer, as well as the sensitivity of the surrounding healthy tissue, your age, and your medical history. Radiation treatment may be delivered in two ways:

  • Internally, meaning radioactive material is placed inside of your body. Brachytherapy is a commonly used method of internal radiation therapy. Using catheters or needles, radioactive seeds or pellets are placed inside the body, and over the course of several weeks or a few months, the seeds will deliver radiation. Permanent brachytherapy leaves the seeds in your body permanently without causing side effects while temporary brachytherapy removes them after a treatment session.
  • Externally, using a machine that aims radiation beams outside of your body. External radiation therapy is also known as external beam radiation therapy (EBRT). There are several types of EBRT, which differ in intensity and type of beams used. EBRT can be done before surgery (preoperatively), during surgery (intraoperatively), or after surgery (post-operatively).

Before you undergo radiation therapy, a team of medical professionals, including a radiation oncologist, will work with you to determine a treatment plan. This will involve mapping the area around the tumor or cancer, determining proper positioning for treatment delivery, and determining dosage. Treatment delivery will occur in sessions over the course of several weeks or months, depending on the type and size of cancer and its location in the body, among other factors.

Although radiation therapy aims to target only cancerous cells, damage to normal healthy cells may occur. You might experience side effects from radiation during treatment or in the months and years following it. They are dependent on the areas treated and may include fatigue, nausea, vomiting, skin irritation, hair loss, memory loss, and infertility. Your oncologist will take into account the amount of radiation that different areas of your body can receive safely while determining your treatment plan.