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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
101 South Central Avenue; A Division of Integrated
Hartsdale, NY
 

Dr. Edward Obedian's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Obedian is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. Before completing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Obedian attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Fidelis, Coventry, and Aetna.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
101 S Central Avenue
Hartsdale, NY
 

Dr. Shawn Zimberg is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed his residency training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Zimberg is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Zimberg takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Healthfirst, and more. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center (Suffern, NY), and St. Francis Hospital.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
101 South Central Avenue
Hartsdale, NY
 

Dr. Andrew Pearlman is a radiation oncology specialist. Dr. Pearlman's education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for TRICARE, Railroad Medicare, Group Health Incorporated (GHI), and more. He speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
101 S Central Avenue
Hartsdale, NY
 

Dr. Niti Dube is a radiation oncologist in New Hyde Park, NY, Plainview, NY, and Lake Success, NY. She takes Fidelis, Healthfirst, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Dube has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. She speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital and St. Francis Hospital.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
101 S Central Avenue
Hartsdale, NY
 

Dr. Ezriel Diamond specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Plainview, NY, North Hills, NY, and Hauppauge, NY. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Diamond's professional affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York.

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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.
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