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Dr. Christopher Schaefer, DO
Specializes in Urology
825 Town Center Drive; Suite 150
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. Christopher Schaefer is an urologist. Dr. Schaefer speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, prostate problems, and genital warts. He is professionally affiliated with Aria Health, Capital Health, and Princeton HealthCare System. Before performing his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Schaefer attended UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , brachytherapy (seed implants)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Cystoscopy, Incontinence, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald M ORourke, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
777 Township Line Road
Yardley, PA
 

Dr. Donald O'Rourke sees patients in Philadelphia, PA and Yardley, PA. His medical specialty is neurosurgery. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. O'Rourke completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, gamma knife radiosurgery, and skull base cancer. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue from 2005 through 2017; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14; and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014. Dr. O'Rourke is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), Gamma Knife radiosurgery

All Interests: Brain Cancer, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Skull Base Cancer, Spine Tumor, Spine Problems, Spinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven M Orland, MD
Specializes in Urology
1205 Langhorne - Newtown Road; St. Mary Medical Building Suite 104
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. Steven Orland works as an urologist. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, genital warts, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Orland accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, QualCare, and more. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for his residency. He is affiliated with Capital Health and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , brachytherapy (seed implants)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Cystoscopy, Incontinence, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ravi Rajan, MD
Specializes in Urology
825 Town Center Drive; Suite 150
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. Ravi Rajan practices urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Rajan has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, prostate problems, and genital warts. He is professionally affiliated with Aria Health, Capital Health, and Princeton HealthCare System. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and Ohio State University College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , brachytherapy (seed implants)

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What is Radiation Therapy?

Radiation therapy, or radiotherapy, uses high energy rays to treat tumors or cancer. Radiation damages the DNA of cancer cells, killing them or making it impossible for them to divide and for cancer to spread. Radiation therapy can be used alone or in combination with surgery or other treatments, such as chemotherapy. It is an option for tumors that cannot be easily accessed surgically, such as those at the base of the skull, and it can be used following surgical cancer treatment to remove remaining cancerous tissue and prevent recurrence of cancer. Sometimes radiation therapy is used as a palliative treatment to shrink tumors. Rather than cure your condition, palliative treatments treat symptoms, such as pain caused by spinal tumors and problems with eating or drinking caused by esophageal tumors.

The type of therapy you receive will depend on the size, type, and location of your tumor or cancer, as well as the sensitivity of the surrounding healthy tissue, your age, and your medical history. Radiation treatment may be delivered in two ways:

  • Internally, meaning radioactive material is placed inside of your body. Brachytherapy is a commonly used method of internal radiation therapy. Using catheters or needles, radioactive seeds or pellets are placed inside the body, and over the course of several weeks or a few months, the seeds will deliver radiation. Permanent brachytherapy leaves the seeds in your body permanently without causing side effects while temporary brachytherapy removes them after a treatment session.
  • Externally, using a machine that aims radiation beams outside of your body. External radiation therapy is also known as external beam radiation therapy (EBRT). There are several types of EBRT, which differ in intensity and type of beams used. EBRT can be done before surgery (preoperatively), during surgery (intraoperatively), or after surgery (post-operatively).

Before you undergo radiation therapy, a team of medical professionals, including a radiation oncologist, will work with you to determine a treatment plan. This will involve mapping the area around the tumor or cancer, determining proper positioning for treatment delivery, and determining dosage. Treatment delivery will occur in sessions over the course of several weeks or months, depending on the type and size of cancer and its location in the body, among other factors.

Although radiation therapy aims to target only cancerous cells, damage to normal healthy cells may occur. You might experience side effects from radiation during treatment or in the months and years following it. They are dependent on the areas treated and may include fatigue, nausea, vomiting, skin irritation, hair loss, memory loss, and infertility. Your oncologist will take into account the amount of radiation that different areas of your body can receive safely while determining your treatment plan.

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