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Dr. Ramji Ramaswamy Rajendran, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1325 Memorial Drive
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Ramji Rajendran's area of specialization is radiation oncology. In addition to English, Dr. Rajendran speaks Tamil. His clinical interests include prostate problems, gynecologic cancer, and breast issues. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Rajendran attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Gynecologic Cancer, Lung Problems, Head and Neck Cancer, Breast Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rajiv Jashu Patel, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1325 Memorial Drive
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Rajiv Patel is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Elk Grove Village, IL, Hoffman Est, IL, and La Grange, IL. His areas of expertise include radiation therapy. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Patel performed his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Patrick J Sweeney, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1325 Memorial Drive
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Patrick Sweeney, who practices in Warrenville, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL, and Hoffman Estates, IL, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. He is especially interested in radiation therapy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sweeney takes. Before performing his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Sweeney attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Catherine K Park-Leonard, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1325 Memorial Drive
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Catherine Park-Leonard is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. She is especially interested in radiation therapy. Dr. Park-Leonard is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at Ross University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Park-Leonard is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

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What is Oncology?

An oncologist is a physician who is concerned with the treatment of tumors and cancers. Cancer is when cells in the human body grow in an abnormal or out-of-control way. The goal of oncology is to cure a patient’s cancer, or, if the cancer is incurable, to control the cancer and reduce the symptoms for as long as possible.

Oncologists have several roles in their interaction with patients. They diagnose cancer and determine what stage the cancer is in, or to what extent the cancer has grown. They explain the diagnosis and stage to the patient, and they recommend treatment and deliver care. During treatment, oncologists are responsible for maintaining quality of life for their patients by reducing pain and side effects from medications.

There are three main types of oncologists:
  • Medical Oncologists specialize in the use of medications, especially chemotherapy, to kill cancer cells. In some areas, the term “medical oncologist” refers to the oncologist who is overall in charge of making decisions about a patient’s treatment.
  • Surgical Oncologists specialize in surgical treatments for cancer, such as biopsies (where small tissue samples are taken and examined), or surgical removal of tumors and surrounding tissue.
  • Radiation Oncologists specialize in the use of radiation (a kind of high powered x-ray) to kill cancer.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology also recognizes the subspecialties of Gynecological Oncology, which focuses on cancers of the female reproductive tract, and Pediatric Oncology, which deals with cancers that are most common in childhood.

In the United States, nearly one-half of all men and one-third of all women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes. It is an unfortunately common disease that can sometimes be life-threatening. Oncologists provide care to millions of people facing that diagnosis every year.