We found 5 radiation oncologists who accept Coventry near Peabody, MA.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. James McIntyre practices radiation oncology in Danvers, MA. He is affiliated with Emerson Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. McIntyre's education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McIntyre takes. Distinctions awarded to Dr. McIntyre include: American Cancer Society, Clinical Oncology and Fellowship. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Soto specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Danvers, MA. His areas of expertise include lung cancer, stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), and breast cancer. His professional affiliations include Beverly Hospital (Beverly, MA), Union Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Soto honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Soto's office for an appointment. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He has received the following distinctions: ASTRO Translational Research Symposium Travel; Award.; and RTOG Travel Award.. Dr. Soto (or staff) is conversant in Telephone Interpretation and Spanish.

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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 practices radiation oncology. His areas of clinical interest consist of colorectal problems, breast issues, and skin issues. Dr. Wong's hospital/clinic affiliations include Lahey Clinic and Beverly Hospital. He takes Coventry, Aetna, Tufts Health Plan, and more. Dr. Wong's practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Princess Margaret Hospital, a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba, and a hospital affiliated with McMaster University, Dr. Wong attended The University of Hong Kong, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine and The Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Wong (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean, Spanish, and Chinese.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Derek Chism works as a radiation oncologist in Peabody, MA and Danvers, MA. Dr. Chism is professionally affiliated with Beverly Hospital (Beverly, MA), North Shore Medical Center, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chism takes. He has an open panel. He attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Fox Chase Cancer Center for residency. Dr. Chism has received the distinction of RSNA Roentgen Resident Research Award. He offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
17 Centennial Drive
Peabody, MA
 

Dr. Walter Sall, who practices in Peabody, MA and Danvers, MA, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sall is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Sall's professional affiliations include Beverly Hospital (Beverly, MA), Union Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. 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.