Finding Providers
loading

We found 3 radiation oncologists who accept AARP near Lakewood, NJ.

Showing 1-3 of 3
No Photo
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
900 Route 70 East
Lakewood, NJ
 

Dr. Carol Kornmehl is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kornmehl include radiation therapy. She is professionally affiliated with St. Francis Hospital, Clara Maass Medical Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. She is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Kings County Hospital Center. Dr. Kornmehl is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more.

Read more

Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

No Photo
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
101 Prospect Street; Suite 111
Lakewood, NJ
 

Dr. Joseph Lattanzi is a radiation oncology specialist. He is professionally affiliated with Community Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin and residency at Fox Chase Cancer Center. Dr. Lattanzi is rated highly by his patients. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

Read more
Dr. Rajesh V Iyer, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
101 Prospect Street; Suite 111
Lakewood, NJ
 

Dr. Rajesh Iyer is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Toms River, NJ and Lakewood, NJ. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Iyer completed his residency training at Fox Chase Cancer Center. Dr. Iyer is affiliated with Community Medical Center.

Read more

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Research

Accessibility

Online Communication

Practice Affiliation

Certifications

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Years Since Graduation

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.