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We found 4 radiation oncologists near Gresham, OR.

Dr. Mark Fredrick Schray, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
24950 S.e. Stark Street
Gresham, OR
 

Dr. Mark Schray specializes in radiation oncology. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Schray's education and training includes medical school at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and residency at Stanford University Medical Center. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Schray is affiliated with Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, and Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Brachytherapy, Gynecologic Cancer, Sarcoma, Soft Tissue Problems, Breast Cancer, Head and Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Kathryn Victoria Panwala, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
24800 S.e. Stark Street
Gresham, OR
 

Dr. Kathryn Panwala's medical specialty is radiation oncology. She attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Panwala offers interpreting services for her patients. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center, and Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Brachytherapy, Pancreatic Cancer, Leukemia, Bone Marrow Transplant, Stomach Problems, Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Won Sok Lee, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
24950 S.e. Stark Street
Gresham, OR
 

Dr. Won Lee is a radiation oncology specialist. Dr. Lee honors Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Surgical Procedures, Brachytherapy, Breast Issues, Cancer

Dr. Misa Melissa Lee, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
24950 S.e. Stark Street
Gresham, OR
 

Dr. Misa Lee works as a radiation oncologist. Dr. Lee graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin and then she performed her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Lee (or staff) is conversant in Korean. She also offers interpreting services for her patients. She is professionally affiliated with Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center, Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, and Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Leukemia, Bone Marrow ... (Read more)

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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.