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

Dr. Ramji Rajendran specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Elk Grove Village, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and La Grange, IL. 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. These areas are among his clinical interests: prostate problems, gynecologic cancer, and breast issues. Dr. Rajendran is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Rajendran speaks Tamil. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Catherine Park-Leonard practices radiation oncology in Barrington, IL, La Grange, IL, and Warrenville, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Park-Leonard include radiation therapy. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending Ross University School of Medicine, Dr. Park-Leonard completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

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

Dr. Martin Boyer's medical specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Boyer has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Boyer include osteopathic medicine and radiation therapy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Boyer has an open panel. He studied medicine at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Boyer trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for his residency. He has received the distinction of US News Top Doctor.

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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's medical specialty is radiation oncology. 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. In his practice, he is particularly interested in radiation therapy. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. Dr. Sweeney's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Rajiv J Patel, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4405 Weaver Parkway
Warrenville, IL
 

Dr. Rajiv Patel is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. In Dr. Patel's practice, he is particularly interested in radiation therapy. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University.

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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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