We found 4 radiation oncologists who accept TRICARE PPO near Park Ridge, IL.

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Dr. Ramji Ramaswamy Rajendran, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1700 Luther Lane
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Ramji Rajendran is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. These areas are among his clinical interests: prostate problems, gynecologic cancer, and breast issues. 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. Dr. Rajendran graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to English, Dr. Rajendran speaks Tamil. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Rajiv J Patel, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1700 Luther Lane
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Rajiv Patel is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. He is especially interested in radiation therapy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Before completing his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University, Dr. Patel attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel takes. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Patrick J Sweeney, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
300 S Northwest Highway; Suite 207
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Patrick Sweeney practices radiation oncology in Warrenville, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL, and Hoffman Estates, IL. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Ohio State University Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sweeney include radiation therapy. Dr. Sweeney honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. Dr. Sweeney is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Martin J Boyer, DO
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1700 Luther Lane
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Martin Boyer's specialty is radiation oncology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Boyer's areas of expertise consist of osteopathic medicine and radiation therapy. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Boyer's practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine, he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He has received professional recognition including the following: US News Top Doctor.

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Clinical interests: Osteopathic Medicine, Radiation Therapy

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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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