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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
102 Endicott Street; Mass General/north Shore Cencer Center
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. James McIntyre is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. McIntyre graduated from Harvard Medical School. He trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. McIntyre has received distinctions including American Cancer Society, Clinical Oncology and Fellowship. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Emerson Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Soto specializes in radiation oncology. His clinical interests include stereotactic radiosurgery, lung cancer, and breast cancer. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Soto graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. His distinctions include: ASTRO Translational Research Symposium Travel; Award.; and RTOG Travel Award.. In addition to English, Dr. Soto (or staff) speaks Telephone Interpretation and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Beverly Hospital (Beverly, MA), Union Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Breast Cancer, Head and Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Gene Wong, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
One Essex Center Drive
Peabody, MA
 

Dr. Gene Wong practices radiation oncology in Peabody, MA and Burlington, MA. He has a special interest in colorectal problems, breast issues, and skin issues. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna, and Tufts Health Plan. Dr. Wong's education and training includes medical school at The University of Hong Kong, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine and The Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Medicine and residency at Princess Margaret Hospital, a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba, and a hospital affiliated with McMaster University. Dr. Wong (or staff) speaks Korean, Spanish, and Chinese. He is affiliated with Lahey Clinic and Beverly Hospital. Dr. Wong's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Issues, Gastrointestinal Problems, Lung Problems, Colorectal Problems, Skin Issues, Head and ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
102 Endicott Steet
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Derek Chism, who practices in Peabody, MA and Danvers, MA, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. His professional affiliations include Beverly Hospital (Beverly, MA), North Shore Medical Center, and Massachusetts General Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Chism is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Fox Chase Cancer Center. He has received the following distinction: RSNA Roentgen Resident Research Award. Dr. Chism offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Walter Sall is a radiation oncology specialist in Peabody, MA and Danvers, MA. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Sall's training includes a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sall honors. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Sall's hospital/clinic affiliations include Beverly Hospital (Beverly, MA), Union Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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.