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We found 5 radiation oncologists who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 80/2000 near Xenia, OH.

Dr. Wagih Mossad Shehata, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1141 N. Monroe Drive
Xenia, OH
 

Dr. Wagih Shehata specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Shehata's professional affiliations include Dearborn County Hospital and Kettering Health Network. He takes Humana HMO, AARP, and Humana Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time. After attending Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Cairo University. He has received professional recognition including the following: FFR Fellow Royal College of Radiologists and Radiation Oncology England.. Dr. Shehata speaks Arabic.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1141 North Monroe Drive
Xenia, OH
 

Dr. Louis Keiler is a radiation oncology specialist in Kettering, OH, Xenia, OH, and Cleveland, OH. He is professionally affiliated with Kettering Health Network. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Keiler honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1141 N. Monroe Drive
Xenia, OH
 

Dr. E. Hale is a specialist in radiation oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Kettering Health Network. Dr. Hale is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1141 North Monroe Drive
Xenia, OH
 

Dr. Douglas Einstein works as a radiation oncologist in Englewood, OH, Kettering, OH, and Xenia, OH. Dr. Einstein (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language, Spanish, and Russian. Dr. Einstein is professionally affiliated with Kettering Health Network. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Einstein is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1141 N Monroe Drive; Radiation Oncology Department
Xenia, OH
 

Dr. Stella Ling is a radiation oncology specialist in Xenia, OH. Dr. Ling is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine.

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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.