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Michael J. Katin MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Diagnostic Radiology
8931 Colonial Center Drive; Suite 100
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Michael Katin is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology and diagnostic radiology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Katin studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Lankenau Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received the following distinctions: Lee County Unit, American Cancer; Society President; and Charlotte County Unit, American Cancer. Dr. Katin is affiliated with Bayfront Health. He has an open panel.

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Larry N. Silverman MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
5280 Summerlin Commons Way
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Larry Silverman specializes in radiation oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Dr. Silverman honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for his residency.

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David J. Rice MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
2234 Colonial Boulevard
Ft. Myers, FL
 

Dr. David Rice is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Port Charlotte, FL, Fort Myers, FL, and Venice, FL. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rice graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Stephen J. Patrice MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2270 Colonial Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Patrice is a radiation oncologist. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Patrice's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Dwight L. Fitch MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
5280 Summerlin Commons Way; Suite 802
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Dwight Fitch specializes in radiation oncology. 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. Dr. Fitch attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at Beaumont Hospitals for residency. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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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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