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We found 17 radiation oncologists who accept Humana Silver HMO near Oak Lawn, IL.

Dr. Adam T Dickler, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2800 W. 95th Street
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Adam Dickler's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He is especially interested in cyberknife radiosurgery. His professional affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network, and Sinai Health System (Chicago). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dickler honors. His practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Rush Medical College. Dr. Dickler completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Brachytherapy, Radiation Therapy, Cyberknife Radiosurgery, Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Dr. Azhar M Awan, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2800 W 95th Street
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Azhar Awan is a radiation oncology specialist in Burr Ridge, IL, Elgin, IL, and Evergreen Park, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Awan include breast cancer, lymphoma, and head and neck cancer. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Awan is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Awan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Swahili, and Punjabi.

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Clinical interests: Sarcoma, Solid Tumor, Lymphoma, Breast Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Haider Ali Shirazi, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
20201 South Crawford Avenue
Olympia Fields, IL
 

Dr. Haider Shirazi is a radiation oncology specialist in Olympia Fields, IL, Chicago Heights, IL, and Chicago, IL. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Shirazi's medical residency was performed at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Shirazi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Sinai Health System (Chicago). Dr. Shirazi is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Breast Issues, Gynecologic Cancer, Lung Problems

Dr. Neil Mehta, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
20201 South Crawford Avenue
Olympia Fields, IL
 

Dr. Neil Mehta is a radiation oncology specialist. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Mehta attended Rush Medical College for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Vista Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mehta's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Julia Jung Choo, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2800 West 95th Street
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Julia Choo's specialty is radiation oncology. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and SUNY Upstate Medical University and residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Choo's professional affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network, and Sinai Health System (Chicago). She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Issues, Stereotactic Radiosurgery

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
20201 South Crawford Avenue
Olympia Fields, IL
 

Dr. Syed Shirazi is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. He is a graduate of Khyber Medical College. Dr. Shirazi's residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. In addition to English, Dr. Shirazi (or staff) speaks Urdu. He is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Sinai Health System (Chicago). He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Abdul Waheed Khan, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
20201 South Crawford Avenue
Olympia Fields, IL
 

Dr. Abdul Khan works as a radiation oncologist. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Khan accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4440 W 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. J. Morgan is an Oak Lawn, IL physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Morgan obtained his medical school training at Ohio State University College of Medicine and performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Dr. Mir Jafar Shah, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
20201 South Crawford Avenue
Olympia Fields, IL
 

Dr. Mir Shah is a radiation oncologist. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Shah accepts Coventry, Viant, and Community Care Network (CCN), as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Khyber Medical College.

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Dr. Gregorio M Tolentino Jr., MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2310 York Street
Blue Island, IL
 

Dr. Gregorio Tolentino specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Tolentino is professionally affiliated with MetroSouth Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4440 W 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Elke Aippersbach is a radiation oncologist. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Her professional affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital and Sinai Health System (Chicago).

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4440 W 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Jayant Ginde is a specialist in radiation oncology. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Ginde is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Sinai Health System (Chicago).

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
10400 Southwest Highway; Lower Level
Chicago Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Robert Share is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4440 W 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Hyuk Kang specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Oak Lawn, IL. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Kang graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
11800 Southwest Highway
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Faisal Vali's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Vali is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4440 W 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Ham Lee is a radiation oncologist in Oak Lawn, IL. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.