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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. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Andrews takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. She studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks French. Dr. Andrews's professional affiliations include North Shore University Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Lenox Hill Hospital. Her practice is open to 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 is a radiation oncology specialist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Ames graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Ames is professionally affiliated with Syosset Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Lenox Hill Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Evelyn Marienberg's specialty is radiation oncology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Marienberg at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Before completing her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Marienberg attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Marienberg's distinctions include: Castle Connolly Top Doctor and Women In Medicine. Dr. Marienberg (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Her professional affiliations include North Shore University Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Glen Cove Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Lucille Lee, who practices in New Hyde Park, NY, Lake Success, NY, and Bay Shore, NY, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. She studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Patients rated Dr. Lee highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Lee is affiliated with North Shore University Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, and Glen Cove Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1000 Montauk Highway
West Islip, NY
 

Dr. Lio Yu is a specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Yu accepts Vytra, Cigna, Medicaid, and more. He attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Yu (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Italian. He is 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 radiation oncology specialist. He is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Kao's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Catastrophic, and Coventry Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1000 Montauk Highway
West Islip, NY
 

Dr. Joseph Monge's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He takes Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Sapienza University of Rome. Dr. Monge (or staff) speaks 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.