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We found 4 radiation oncologists who accept TRICARE near Bay Shore, NY.

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Dr. Janna Zeola Andrews, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
301 East Main Street; Southside Hospital - Department of Radiation Med
Bay Shore, NY
 

Dr. Janna Andrews' area of specialization is radiation oncology. She speaks French. Dr. Andrews is professionally affiliated with North Shore University Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Lenox Hill Hospital. She is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Andrews honors. Dr. Andrews's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. John Worthington Ames, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
301 East Main Street; Southside Hospital - Department of Radiation Med
Bay Shore, NY
 

Dr. John Ames is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Ames speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Syosset Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Lenox Hill Hospital. He attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ames has an open panel.

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Dr. Evelyn Sue Marienberg, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
301 East Main Street; Southside Hospital - Department of Radiation Med
Bay Shore, NY
 

Dr. Evelyn Marienberg sees patients in Brooklyn, NY, Glen Cove, NY, and Manhasset, NY. Her medical specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Marienberg (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Dr. Marienberg's hospital/clinic affiliations include North Shore University Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Glen Cove Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Marienberg average 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Marienberg's distinctions include: Castle Connolly Top Doctor and Women In Medicine. She has an open panel.

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Dr. Lucille Nichols Lee, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
301 East Main Street; Southside Hospital - Department of Radiation Med
Bay Shore, NY
 

Dr. Lucille Lee is a radiation oncologist. She studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Patient ratings for Dr. Lee average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with North Shore University Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, and Glen Cove Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lee's office for an appointment.

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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.