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We found 7 radiation oncologists who accept Medicaid near West Islip, NY.

Dr. Janna Zeola Andrews, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
301 East Main Street
Bay Shore, NY
 

Dr. Janna Andrews is a radiation oncologist. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Andrews studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Andrews is conversant in French. She is professionally affiliated with North Shore University Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Lenox Hill Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. John Worthington Ames, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
301 East Main Street
Bay Shore, NY
 

Dr. John Ames practices radiation oncology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ames at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Ames speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Syosset Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Lenox Hill Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Evelyn Sue Marienberg, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
301 East Main Street
Bay Shore, NY
 

Dr. Evelyn Marienberg is a radiation oncologist. Dr. Marienberg (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Dr. Marienberg's professional affiliations include North Shore University Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Glen Cove Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and performed her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Marienberg average 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received distinctions including Castle Connolly Top Doctor and Women In Medicine. Dr. Marienberg's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Lucille Nichols Lee, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
301 East Main Street
Bay Shore, NY
 

Dr. Lucille Lee is a specialist in radiation oncology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Lee is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include North Shore University Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, and Glen Cove Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1000 Montauk Highway
West Islip, NY
 

Dr. Lio Yu's medical specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Yu is in-network for Vytra, Cigna, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Yu (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center (West Islip, NY).

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1000 Montauk Highway
West Islip, NY
 

Dr. Johnny Kao is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in West Islip, NY. Dr. Kao is rated highly by his patients. Coventry, Coventry Catastrophic, and Coventry Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kao takes. He attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1000 Montauk Highway
West Islip, NY
 

Dr. Joseph Monge, who practices in West Islip, NY and Oyster Bay Cove, NY, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. He is in-network for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Monge studied medicine at Sapienza University of Rome. Dr. Monge (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian.

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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.