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Specializes in Urology
103 Old Marlton Pike
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Heather Wargo's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Wargo include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wargo attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , prostate brachytherapy

All Interests: Male Incontinence, Female Incontinence, Low Testosterone, Varicocele, Hydrocelectomy, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Derrick K Burno, MD
Specializes in Urology
103 Old Marlton Pike
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Derrick Burno is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, female incontinence, and low testosterone (male hypogonadism). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Burno is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Burno completed residency programs at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Burno is professionally affiliated with Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , prostate brachytherapy

All Interests: Female Incontinence, Low Testosterone, Varicocele, Hydrocelectomy, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
103 Old Marlton Pike
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Jack Dwosh is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Dwosh's average rating from his patients is 1.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Dwosh include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Dwosh attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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Relevant Interests: , prostate brachytherapy

All Interests: Male Incontinence, Female Incontinence, Low Testosterone, Varicocele, Hydrocelectomy, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
103 Old Marlton Pike
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. William Niedrach practices urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Niedrach include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. Dr. Niedrach is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Albany Medical College and a graduate of Strong Memorial Hospital's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , prostate brachytherapy

All Interests: Male Incontinence, Female Incontinence, Low Testosterone, Varicocele, Hydrocelectomy, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
103 Old Marlton Pike
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Rhett Daugherty sees patients in Mount Laurel, NJ and Medford, NJ. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. Dr. Daugherty is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine and a graduate of Strong Memorial Hospital's residency program. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , prostate brachytherapy

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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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