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Dr. Bruce W Phillips, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3651 Fau Boulevard; Suite 100
Boca Raton, FL

Dr. Bruce Phillips is a radiation oncology specialist in Boca Raton, FL. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Florida College of Medicine and performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Phillips is affiliated with Bethesda Health and Broward Health.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
701 North West 13th Street; Floor 1
Boca Raton, FL

Dr. Timothy Williams is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Williams takes. He graduated from Medical College of Georgia. His distinctions include: South Florida Super Doctors and Boca Raton Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
800 Meadows Road
Boca Raton, FL

Dr. Michael Kasper is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Kasper is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1192 E Newport Center Drive; Department of Radiation Oncology
Deerfield Beach, FL

Dr. Laura Freedman's medical specialty is radiation oncology. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Freedman graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School.

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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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