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We found 5 radiation oncologists who accept United Healthcare POS near Hershey, PA.

Dr. Henry N Wagner Jr., MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
500 University Drive; Ch63
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. Henry Wagner's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Wagner's areas of expertise consist of cancer screening and gamma knife radiosurgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Tufts Medical Center. He is affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Screening, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Radiation Therapy

Dr. Leonard Celi Tuanquin, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
500 University Drive; Ch63
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. Leonard Tuanquin practices radiation oncology in Reading, PA and Hershey, PA. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Tuanquin obtained his medical school training at West Virginia University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. He is professionally affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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Dr. Navesh Kailashnath Sharma, PhD, DO
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
500 University Drive; Ch63
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. Navesh Sharma works as a radiation oncologist. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at Fox Chase Cancer Center, Dr. Sharma attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He is affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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Dr. Heath Brandon Mackley, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
500 University Drive; Ch63
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. Heath Mackley specializes in radiation oncology. These areas are among his clinical interests: gamma knife radiosurgery and gastrointestinal cancer. Dr. Mackley is professionally affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Mackley is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Cleveland Clinic's residency program. He has received the following distinctions: Back to Search Results; Metropolitan Who's Who Professional Honor Society; and RSNA Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award.

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Clinical interests: Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Skin Issues, Urologic Disorders, Head and Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer C Rosenberg, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
500 University Drive; Ch63
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. Jennifer Rosenberg, who practices in Hershey, PA, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. She studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Rosenberg completed a residency program at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Rosenberg is affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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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.