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Dr. Santosh M Nair, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1070 N Stone Street
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Santosh Nair practices adult hematology and adult oncology in Orange City, FL, Sanford, FL, and Deland, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Nair attended Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute and the University of Madras and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , brachytherapy (seed implants), radioisotope therapy

All Interests: PET Scan, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Bone Problems, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory L Ortega, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1070 N Stone Street; Suite C
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Gregory Ortega sees patients in Orange City, FL, Sanford, FL, and Deland, FL. His medical specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU), Dr. Ortega attended National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena for medical school. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy

All Interests: PET Scan, Gynecologic Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bhanu Visvalingam, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1070 N Stone Street; Suite C
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Bhanu Visvalingam is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist in Orange City, FL, Sanford, FL, and Deland, FL. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Winthrop University Hospital, Dr. Visvalingam attended Boston University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy

All Interests: PET Scan, Gynecologic Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rene Cabeza, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1070 N Stone Street; Suite C
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Rene Cabeza is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Cabeza is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Juan N. Corpas University Foundation for medical school, he completed his residency training at Robert Packer Hospital and St. John's Episcopal Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Cabeza speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy

All Interests: PET Scan, Gynecologic Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Seema Harichand-Herdt, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1070 North Stone Street; Suite C
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Seema Harichand-Herdt is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Harichand-Herdt is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , brachytherapy (seed implants)

All Interests: Postpartum Issues, Kaposi's Sarcoma, Sickle Cell Disease, Larynx Cancer, Liver Cancer, Skin Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Neeraj Sharma, MD
Specializes in Other, Medical Oncology, Hematology
1070 N Stone Street; Suite C
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Neeraj Sharma is a medical specialist in oncology (cancer care) and hematology (blood disorders). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sharma graduated from Indira Gandhi Medical College and then he performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. His professional affiliations include Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy

All Interests: PET Scan, Gynecologic Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Giselle M Mery, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1070 N . Stone Street; Suite C
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Gizelle Mery is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Mery is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing her residency at Winthrop University Hospital, Dr. Mery attended New York Medical College for medical school. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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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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