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We found 5 radiation oncologists who accept Humana near Hartsdale, NY.

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

Dr. Edward Obedian is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Obedian honors Fidelis, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
101 South Central Avenue
Hartsdale, NY
 

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

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
101 S Central Avenue
Hartsdale, NY
 

Dr. Shawn Zimberg sees patients in Plainview, NY, New Hyde Park, NY, and North Hills, NY. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center (Suffern, NY), and St. Francis Hospital. Dr. Zimberg is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

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Dr. Niti Dube, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
101 S Central Avenue
Hartsdale, NY
 

Dr. Niti Dube is a radiation oncologist. Dr. Dube honors Fidelis, Healthfirst, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Dube's professional affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital and St. Francis Hospital.

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Dr. Ezriel Diamond, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
101 S Central Avenue
Hartsdale, NY
 

Dr. Ezriel Diamond works as a radiation oncologist in Plainview, NY, North Hills, NY, and Hauppauge, NY. His education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at Bellevue Hospital Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Diamond honors. He is professionally affiliated with 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.