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

Dr. Robert Smith's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He is especially interested in prostate brachytherapy. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Carondelet Health. Dr. Smith is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare Plans. Before performing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Smith attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school.

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All Interests: Prostate Brachytherapy

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

Dr. Robert Talley practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Lees Summit, MO and Independence, MO. On average, patients gave Dr. Talley a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center, Dr. Talley attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Lee's Summit Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, and Carondelet Health.

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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, Medical Oncology
2000 Se Blue Parkway; #165
Lee's Summit, MO
 

Dr. Larry Rosen is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Rosen's clinical interests: cancer surgery, colon cancer, and thyroid cancer. Patient ratings for Dr. Rosen average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rosen accepts Coventry, TRICARE, CorVel, and more. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Carondelet Health.

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

Dr. Jaswinder Singh, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
319 Nwrockwood Court
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Jaswinder Singh specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Singh include spinal cord tumor, lung cancer, and anemia. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Singh is a graduate of Panjab University, Chandigarh. Dr. Singh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Punjabi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, and Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Peter Basta works as a neurosurgeon. Dr. Basta has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include brain aneurysm, discectomy (disc removal surgery), and spinal fracture. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Basta attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Lee's Summit Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, and Research 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)

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

Dr. Aruna Rokkam works as an oncologist and hematologist in Independence, MO and Lees Summit, MO. The average patient rating for Dr. Rokkam is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include cancer surgery, colon cancer, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Rokkam is affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Menorah Medical Center. She takes 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.

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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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