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We found 7 radiation oncologists who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 100/1000 near Tinley Park, IL.

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Dr. Haider Ali Shirazi, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
17333 S. Lagrange Road; Suite Ll3
Tinley Park, IL
 

Dr. Haider Shirazi is a radiation oncologist in Olympia Fields, IL, Chicago Heights, IL, and Chicago, IL. He attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Shirazi takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shirazi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Shirazi is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Sinai Health System (Chicago). He is open to new patients.

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

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
19060 Everett Boulevard; Suite 112
Mokena, IL
 

Dr. Paul Crossan is a radiation oncology specialist. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Crossan is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital.

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Dr. Neil Mehta, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
17333 Lagrange Road
Tinsley Park, IL
 

Dr. Neil Mehta is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Tinley Park, IL, Tinsley Park, IL, and Evergreen Park, IL. Dr. Mehta is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He obtained his medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Vista Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
17333 S Lagrange Road; Suite 100
Tinley Park, IL
 

Dr. Syed Shirazi's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Khyber Medical College. Dr. Shirazi completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Shirazi (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Shirazi is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Sinai Health System (Chicago). He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Abdul Waheed Khan, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
3900 West 203rd Street
Olympia Fields, IL
 

Dr. Abdul Khan is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Khan's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Mir Jafar Shah, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
3900 West 203rd Street
Olympia Fields, IL
 

Dr. Mir Shah's specialty is radiation oncology. He graduated from Khyber Medical College. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Viant, and Community Care Network (CCN). Dr. Shah is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
19060 Everett Boulevard; 19060 Everett Boulevard, Suite 122
Mokena, IL
 

Dr. Jayant Ginde is a radiation oncologist. His professional affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Sinai Health System (Chicago). Dr. Ginde accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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.