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

Dr. Seema Harichand-Herdt is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. These areas are among her clinical interests: bladder cancer, thrombocytosis (high platelet count), and colon cancer. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Central Florida Regional Hospital and Oviedo Medical Center. Dr. Harichand-Herdt studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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)

Gregory L. Ortega MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 4.29 stars (6 ratings)
1070 North Stone Street; Suite C
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Gregory Ortega works as an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Orange City, FL, Deland, FL, and Sanford, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Ortega is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, lung cancer, and colon cancer. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ortega attended National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena for medical school and subsequently trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU) for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Orlando Health, Central Florida Regional Hospital, and Oviedo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy

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

Santosh M. Nair MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 4 stars (1 rating)
1070 North Stone Street; Suite C
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Santosh Nair, who practices in Orange City, FL, Deland, FL, and Sanford, FL, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, colon cancer, and leukemia. Dr. Nair is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health, Central Florida Regional Hospital, and Oviedo Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Nair attended medical school at Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute and Madras Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Nair (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy

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

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

Dr. Bhanu Visvalingam practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Visvalingam's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, colon cancer, and CT scan. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at Boston Medical Center and Winthrop University Hospital. His professional affiliations include Central Florida Regional Hospital, Orlando Health, and Oviedo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy

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

Rene Cabeza MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 4.75 stars (4 ratings)
1070 North Stone Street; Suite C
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Rene Cabeza practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Orange City, FL, Deland, FL, and Sanford, FL. Dr. Cabeza has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cabeza include bladder cancer, colon cancer, and CT scan. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital, Orlando Health, and Oviedo Medical Center. He is in-network for United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Juan N. Corpas University Foundation. Dr. Cabeza trained at Robert Packer Hospital and St. John's Episcopal Hospital for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy

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Neeraj Sharma MD
Specializes in Other, Medical Oncology, Hematology
average rating 4.75 stars (4 ratings)
1070 North Stone Street; Suite C
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Neeraj Sharma sees patients in Orange City, FL, Deland, FL, and Sanford, FL. His medical specialties are medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sharma's clinical interests include bladder cancer, lung cancer, and colon cancer. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at Indira Gandhi Medical College and Gandhi Medical College, he performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Sharma (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Sharma's professional affiliations include Orlando Health, Central Florida Regional Hospital, and Oviedo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy

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Giselle Mery M.D.
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1070 North Stone Street; Suite C
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Giselle Mery is an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Orange City, FL and Deland, FL. Her clinical interests include bladder cancer, lung cancer, and gynecologic cancer. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mery takes. She studied medicine at New York Medical College. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital and Oviedo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , brachytherapy (seed implants), high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy

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

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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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