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We found 13 radiation oncologists who accept Humana near Lexington, KY.

Dr. Pratish Hemendra Shah, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
800 Rose Street; Ukmc Hq101
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Pratish Shah specializes in radiation oncology. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky, Dr. Shah attended medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with Dearborn County Hospital, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, and Mercy Health System.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
800 Rose Street; Room C 114d
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Marcus Randall specializes in radiation oncology. He attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Randall takes.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1401 Harrodsburg Road; Suite A-100
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Falguni Amin-Zimmerman is a radiation oncology specialist. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Amin-Zimmerman honors. Dr. Amin-Zimmerman graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1740 Nicholasville Road
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Alan Beckman is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Beckman studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1401 Harrodsburg Road; Suite A100
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Oscar Mendiondo, who practices in Lexington, KY, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. He attended medical school at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1401 Harrodsburg Road; Suite A-100
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Janalyn Prows' specialty is radiation oncology. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Prows graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
701 Bob O Link Drive; Suite 120
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Richard Matter sees patients in Lexington, KY. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Matter honors. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
800 Rose Street
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Marguerite Sellitti practices radiation oncology. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
701 Bob O Link Drive; Suite 120
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Jacqueline Matar is a specialist in radiation oncology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Matar accepts. She studied medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1740 Nicholasville Road
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Marta Hayne works as a radiation oncologist in Lexington, KY. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Hayne graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
800 Rose. Street; C114b Chandler Hosp
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. William St. Clair is a radiation oncology specialist. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. St. Clair is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
800 Rose Street Hq-101
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Jonathan Feddock specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Lexington, KY. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
800 Rose Street; Cc113
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Pushpa Patel is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Mumbai.

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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.