We found 5 radiation oncologists who accept United Healthcare near Danvers, MA.

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

Dr. James McIntyre's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. McIntyre is professionally affiliated with Emerson Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. He trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for his residency. Dr. McIntyre takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: American Cancer Society, Clinical Oncology and Fellowship. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Soto works as a radiation oncologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Soto include lung cancer, stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), and breast cancer. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Soto's 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. His professional affiliations include Beverly Hospital (Beverly, MA), Union Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. 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's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Wong (or staff) is conversant in Korean, Spanish, and Chinese. Clinical interests for Dr. Wong include colorectal problems, breast issues, and skin issues. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lahey Clinic and Beverly Hospital. Dr. Wong studied medicine at The University of Hong Kong, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine and The Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Wong trained at Princess Margaret Hospital, a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba, and a hospital affiliated with McMaster University. He honors Coventry, Aetna, and Tufts Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wong is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
102 Endicott Steet
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Derek Chism's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Beverly Hospital (Beverly, MA), North Shore Medical Center, and Massachusetts General Hospital. After completing medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Chism performed his residency at Fox Chase Cancer Center. Dr. Chism honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He has received the distinction of 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 specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Peabody, MA and Danvers, MA. Dr. Sall offers interpreting services for his patients. His professional affiliations include Beverly Hospital (Beverly, MA), Union Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Sall attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Sall honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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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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