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We found 5 radiation oncologists who accept ppoNEXT near Warrenville, IL.

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Dr. Ramji Ramaswamy Rajendran, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4405 Weaver Parkway
Warrenville, IL
 

Dr. Ramji Rajendran sees patients in Elk Grove Village, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and La Grange, IL. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Rajendran include prostate problems, gynecologic cancer, and breast issues. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He speaks Tamil. Dr. Rajendran's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 Jashu Patel, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4405 Weaver Parkway
Warrenville, IL
 

Dr. Rajiv Patel is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Elk Grove Village, IL, Hoffman Est, IL, and La Grange, IL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include radiation therapy. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Patel graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Martin J Boyer, MD, DO
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4405 Weaver Parkway
Warrenville, IL
 

Dr. Martin Boyer works as a radiation oncologist. Dr. Boyer's clinical interests encompass osteopathic medicine and radiation therapy. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Boyer takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: US News Top Doctor. Dr. Boyer is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Osteopathic Medicine, Radiation Therapy

Dr. Patrick J Sweeney, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4405 Weaver Parkway
Warrenville, IL
 

Dr. Patrick Sweeney is a radiation oncologist in Warrenville, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL, and Hoffman Estates, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Sweeney include radiation therapy. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Sweeney welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Sweeney completed residency programs at Ohio State University Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Catherine K Park-Leonard, MPH, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4405 Weaver Parkway
Warrenville, IL
 

Dr. Catherine Park-Leonard's specialty is radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Park-Leonard include radiation therapy. She takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. 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 professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: 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.