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

Dr. James McIntyre works as a radiation oncologist in Danvers, MA. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. McIntyre attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. McIntyre has received the following distinctions: American Cancer Society, Clinical Oncology and Fellowship. Dr. McIntyre's hospital/clinic affiliations include Emerson Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Soto practices radiation oncology. In addition to English, Dr. Soto (or staff) speaks Telephone Interpretation and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Soto include lung cancer, stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), and breast cancer. Dr. Soto is affiliated with Beverly Hospital (Beverly, MA), Union Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for his residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Soto honors. Dr. Soto has received distinctions including ASTRO Translational Research Symposium Travel; Award.; and RTOG Travel Award.. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Stereotactic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gene Wong is a radiation oncologist. He obtained his medical school training at The University of Hong Kong, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine and The Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Princess Margaret Hospital, a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba, and a hospital affiliated with McMaster University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wong include colorectal problems, breast issues, and skin issues. Dr. Wong is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna, and Tufts Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wong (or staff) speaks Korean, Spanish, and Chinese. Dr. Wong is affiliated with Lahey Clinic and Beverly Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
102 Endicott Steet
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Derek Chism practices radiation oncology in Peabody, MA and Danvers, MA. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Beverly Hospital (Beverly, MA), North Shore Medical Center, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Chism graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Chism completed a residency program at Fox Chase Cancer Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chism honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: RSNA Roentgen Resident Research Award. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Walter Sall's specialty is radiation oncology. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Sall's hospital/clinic affiliations include Beverly Hospital (Beverly, MA), Union Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Sall takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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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.