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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. James McIntyre, who practices in Danvers, MA, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. McIntyre is professionally affiliated with Emerson Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. 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 is a radiation oncologist in Danvers, MA. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Soto's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung cancer, stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), and breast cancer. Dr. Soto is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including ASTRO Translational Research Symposium Travel; Award.; and RTOG Travel Award.. In addition to English, Dr. Soto (or staff) speaks Telephone Interpretation and Spanish. Dr. Soto is affiliated with Beverly Hospital (Beverly, MA), Union Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. He welcomes 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's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wong include colorectal problems, breast issues, and skin issues. He takes Coventry, Aetna, and Tufts Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Wong (or staff) is conversant in Korean, Spanish, and Chinese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lahey Clinic and Beverly Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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 Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Derek Chism, who practices in Peabody, MA and Danvers, MA, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Chism attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Fox Chase Cancer Center for residency. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: RSNA Roentgen Resident Research Award. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Beverly Hospital (Beverly, MA), North Shore Medical Center, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Chism welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
17 Centennial Drive
Peabody, MA
 

Dr. Walter Sall specializes in radiation oncology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sall accepts. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Sall completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He offers interpreting services for his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Beverly Hospital (Beverly, MA), Union Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. He welcomes 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.