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

Dr. Edward Obedian practices radiation oncology. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital, Syosset Hospital, and St. Francis Hospital. Dr. Obedian is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Obedian is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Fidelis, Coventry, and Aetna.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
101 S Central Avenue
Hartsdale, NY
 

Dr. Niti Dube is a specialist in radiation oncology. Fidelis, Healthfirst, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dube honors. She is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. She completed her residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Dube speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital, Syosset Hospital, and Plainview Hospital.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
101 South Central Avenue
Hartsdale, NY
 

Dr. Andrew Pearlman is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Plainview, NY, North Hills, NY, and Hauppauge, NY. Dr. Pearlman is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including TRICARE, Railroad Medicare, and Group Health Incorporated (GHI). Before completing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Pearlman attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. In addition to English, Dr. Pearlman speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
101 S Central Avenue
Hartsdale, NY
 

Dr. Shawn Zimberg's medical specialty is radiation oncology. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital, Syosset Hospital, and Plainview Hospital. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Zimberg has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Zimberg honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Diamond attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Bellevue Hospital Center for residency. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital, Plainview Hospital, and The Mount Sinai Hospital (New York, NY).

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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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