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Dr. Daniel Carl Schiffner M.D.
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level A
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Schiffner practices radiation oncology in Palo Alto, CA and Sunnyvale, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schiffner include radiation therapy. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Schiffner trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for his residency. Dr. Schiffner speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Susan Jane Knox PH.D., M.D.
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Susan Knox is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. She graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. She trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Knox accepts. Her professional affiliations include VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.

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Pauling Chang MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
average rating 4.7 stars (67 ratings)
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Pauling Chang works as a radiation oncologist. Dr. Chang speaks Mandarin. His clinical interests include radiation therapy. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Chang graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Robert Lundahl MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
average rating 4.8 stars (78 ratings)
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level A
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Robert Lundahl is a radiation oncologist. Dr. Lundahl's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Lundahl trained at Mayo Clinic. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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Robert Niteen Sinha MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
125 South Drive
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Robert Sinha is a radiation oncology specialist. Dr. Sinha (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Division, and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Sinha attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Sinha is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Patrick Swift M.D.
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
average rating 2.33 stars (3 ratings)
875 Blake Wilbur Drive Mc5847
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Patrick Swift is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Swift is professionally affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Eden Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). The average patient rating for Dr. Swift is 2.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Swift takes. Dr. Swift has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
average rating 4 stars (1 rating)
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Quynh-Thu Le, who practices in Palo Alto, CA and Stanford, CA, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Le accepts. She graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, Dr. Le speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Le's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.

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Kathleen Claire Horst M.D.
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Kathleen Horst practices radiation oncology in Palo Alto, CA and Stanford, CA. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Horst takes. Before performing her residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Horst attended Stanford University School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.

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Carol Madellaine Marquez MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Carol Marquez works as a radiation oncologist. Dr. Marquez is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is professionally affiliated with VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS) - Main Health Care Center, Eden Medical Center, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Dr. Marquez welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Daniel Tandel Chang M.D.
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
875 Blake Wilbur Drive; Mc5847
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Chang works as a radiation oncologist in Stanford, CA and Palo Alto, CA. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chang honors. He obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He is affiliated with VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.

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Sarah S. Donaldson M.D.
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Sarah Donaldson is a specialist in radiation oncology. She works in Stanford, CA. Her professional affiliations include VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Dr. Donaldson's education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Stanford University Medical Center. She is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Dr. Iris C. Gibbs MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Iris Gibbs specializes in radiation oncology. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Gibbs obtained her medical school training at Stanford University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital, Stanford University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is affiliated with VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.

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Dr. Steven Lee Hancock M.D.
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Steven Hancock is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Stanford, CA. His professional affiliations include VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. His education and training includes medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hancock honors.

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Al V. Taira MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
125 South Drive
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Al Taira specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Taira takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. Dr. Taira is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Division, and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Lynn Million is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. She is professionally affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. She attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Million is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Richard Thomas Hoppe M.D.
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
875 Blake Wilbur Drive; Room Cc
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Richard Hoppe works as a radiation oncologist. His professional affiliations include VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Hoppe trained at Stanford University Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hoppe honors.

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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.
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