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Dr. Robert Fritz Smith, MD
Specializes in Urology
2000 Southeast Blue Parkway; Suite 120
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Robert Smith is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include prostate brachytherapy. Dr. Smith's professional affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Carondelet Health. After attending the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He takes Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Prostate Brachytherapy

Dr. Robert Louis Talley, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2000 Se Blue Parkway; Suite 240
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Robert Talley's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His professional affiliations include HCA Midwest Physicians, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Menorah Medical Center. Dr. Talley accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Talley has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Intrathecal Chemotherapy, Thyroid Cancer, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Clinical Trials, Bone Marrow ... (Read more)

Dr. Larry A Rosen, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2000 Se Blue Parkway; #165
Lee's Summit, MO
 

Dr. Larry Rosen is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist in Lees Summit, MO and Independence, MO. Dr. Rosen attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Rosen include cancer surgery, colon cancer, and thyroid cancer. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, TRICARE, and CorVel, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Rosen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, HCA Midwest Physicians, and Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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All Interests: Breast Pain, Intrathecal Chemotherapy, Bone Marrow Aspiration, PET Scan, Gynecologic Cancer, Bone ... (Read more)

Dr. Aruna Rokkam, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Internal Medicine, Hematology
2000 Se Blue Parkway; Suite 165
Lee's Summit, MO
 

Dr. Aruna Rokkam is an oncology (cancer care) and hematology (blood disorders) specialist. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her areas of expertise include cancer surgery, colon cancer, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Rokkam accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at NTR University of Health Sciences and Siddhartha Medical College, she performed her residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, HCA Midwest Physicians, and Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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All Interests: Breast Pain, Intrathecal Chemotherapy, Kyphoplasty, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Laminotomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Basta, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
2000 South East Blue Parkway; Suite 270 A
Lee's Summit, MO
 

Dr. Peter Basta's specialty is neurosurgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Basta include brain aneurysm, discectomy (disc removal surgery), and spinal fracture. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Basta is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency. Dr. Basta has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include HCA Midwest Physicians, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Menorah Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)

All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Laminotomy, Laminoplasty, Herniated Disc, Spinal Fusion, Complex Spine ... (Read more)

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What is Radiation Therapy?

Radiation therapy, or radiotherapy, uses high energy rays to treat tumors or cancer. Radiation damages the DNA of cancer cells, killing them or making it impossible for them to divide and for cancer to spread. Radiation therapy can be used alone or in combination with surgery or other treatments, such as chemotherapy. It is an option for tumors that cannot be easily accessed surgically, such as those at the base of the skull, and it can be used following surgical cancer treatment to remove remaining cancerous tissue and prevent recurrence of cancer. Sometimes radiation therapy is used as a palliative treatment to shrink tumors. Rather than cure your condition, palliative treatments treat symptoms, such as pain caused by spinal tumors and problems with eating or drinking caused by esophageal tumors.

The type of therapy you receive will depend on the size, type, and location of your tumor or cancer, as well as the sensitivity of the surrounding healthy tissue, your age, and your medical history. Radiation treatment may be delivered in two ways:

  • Internally, meaning radioactive material is placed inside of your body. Brachytherapy is a commonly used method of internal radiation therapy. Using catheters or needles, radioactive seeds or pellets are placed inside the body, and over the course of several weeks or a few months, the seeds will deliver radiation. Permanent brachytherapy leaves the seeds in your body permanently without causing side effects while temporary brachytherapy removes them after a treatment session.
  • Externally, using a machine that aims radiation beams outside of your body. External radiation therapy is also known as external beam radiation therapy (EBRT). There are several types of EBRT, which differ in intensity and type of beams used. EBRT can be done before surgery (preoperatively), during surgery (intraoperatively), or after surgery (post-operatively).

Before you undergo radiation therapy, a team of medical professionals, including a radiation oncologist, will work with you to determine a treatment plan. This will involve mapping the area around the tumor or cancer, determining proper positioning for treatment delivery, and determining dosage. Treatment delivery will occur in sessions over the course of several weeks or months, depending on the type and size of cancer and its location in the body, among other factors.

Although radiation therapy aims to target only cancerous cells, damage to normal healthy cells may occur. You might experience side effects from radiation during treatment or in the months and years following it. They are dependent on the areas treated and may include fatigue, nausea, vomiting, skin irritation, hair loss, memory loss, and infertility. Your oncologist will take into account the amount of radiation that different areas of your body can receive safely while determining your treatment plan.

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