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

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

Dr. Pratish Shah works as a radiation oncologist. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah's education and training includes medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. He is affiliated with Dearborn County Hospital, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, and Mercy Health System.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1740 Nicholasville Road
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Alan Beckman sees patients in Lexington, KY. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Marcus Randall practices radiation oncology. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Randall attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Falguni Amin-Zimmerman is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She studied medicine at the University of Louisville 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 is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Mendiondo studied medicine at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1740 Nicholasville Road
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Marta Hayne's specialty is radiation oncology. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hayne graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Jacqueline Matar specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Lexington, KY. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

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

Dr. William St. Clair's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Janalyn Prows sees patients in Lexington, KY. Her medical specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Prows studied medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Prows honors.

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

Dr. Richard Matter's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Matter studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
800 Rose Street
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Marguerite Sellitti's area of specialization is radiation oncology. She graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Jonathan Feddock is a radiation oncologist. Dr. Feddock is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Pushpa Patel, who practices in Lexington, KY, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She graduated from 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.