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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3402 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Janelle Park works as a radiation oncologist. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Park accepts. She obtained her medical school training at Ohio State University College of Medicine and performed her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include South Bay Hospital, Tampa Community Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Dr. Louis B Harrison, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
12902 Magnolia Drive, Chair; Department of Radiology
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Louis Harrison's specialty is radiation oncology. He is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center. Dr. Harrison's education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors.

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Dr. Lawrence Bruce Berk, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Lawrence Berk's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Berk is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Berk welcomes new patients.

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Dr. William A Assad, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
601 S Armenia Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. William Assad's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Assad is affiliated with South Bay Hospital, Tampa Community Hospital, and Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He trained at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic.

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Dr. Arvind B Soni, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3001 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard; Fred J. Woods Radiation Therapy Ctr - Ms 2837
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Arvind Soni is a radiation oncology specialist in Tampa, FL. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for medical school and subsequently trained at Strong Memorial Hospital for residency. Dr. Soni's professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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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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