We found 7 radiation oncologists who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO near Lafayette, LA.

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Dr. Mary Maitland Deland, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
917 General Mouton Avenue
Lafayette, LA
 

Dr. Mary Deland specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Baton Rouge, LA and Lafayette, LA. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Deland takes. She is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Deland is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4809 Ambassador Caffery Parkway; Suite 100
Lafayette, LA
 

Dr. Perri Prellop sees patients in Lafayette, LA. Her medical specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Prellop takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4809 Ambassador Caffery Parkway; Suite 100
Lafayette, LA
 

Dr. Andrew Harwood is a Lafayette, LA physician who specializes in radiation oncology. He studied medicine at the University of Sheffield Medical School. Dr. Harwood accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4809 Ambassador Caffery Parkway; Suite 100
Lafayette, LA
 

Dr. Julian Krawczyk is a radiation oncologist. Dr. Krawczyk graduated from Jagiellonian University Medical College. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
120 Rue Louis Xiv
Lafayette, LA
 

Dr. Jason Shumadine practices radiation oncology. Dr. Shumadine takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4809 Ambassador Caffery Parkway; Suite 100
Lafayette, LA
 

Dr. John Anderson specializes in radiation oncology. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Anderson attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4809 Ambassador Caffery Parkway; Suite 100
Lafayette, LA
 

Dr. Stephen Wilt's medical specialty is radiation oncology. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Wilt graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine.

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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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