We found 4 radiation oncologists who accept Humana Silver near Cartersville, GA.

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Dr. Mark Paul McLaughlin, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other, Diagnostic Radiology
100 Market Place Boulevard; Suite 102
Cartersville, GA
 

Dr. Mark McLaughlin is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology and diagnostic radiology. He is professionally affiliated with Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center, Shea Medical Center, and WellStar Paulding Hospital. Dr. McLaughlin is a graduate of Medical College of Georgia and a graduate of Shands HealthCare's residency program. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Dr. Sheree Elise Sadler, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Internal Medicine
100 Market Place Boulevard; Suite 102
Cartersville, GA
 

Dr. Sheree Brown practices radiation oncology in Cartersville, GA, Hiram, GA, and Marietta, GA. She is professionally affiliated with WellStar Paulding Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brown takes. She attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Brown's training includes a residency program at Howard University Hospital.

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Dr. William W Thoms Jr., MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
100 Market Place Boulevard; Suite 102
Cartersville, GA
 

Dr. William Thoms is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include WellStar Paulding Hospital, WellStar Cobb Hospital, and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. Dr. Thoms is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dr. Thoms attended Temple University School of Medicine.

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Dr. Justin Patrick Hart, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
100 Market Place Boulevard; Suite 102
Cartersville, GA
 

Dr. Justin Hart, who practices in Hiram, GA, Cartersville, GA, and Marietta, GA, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hart obtained his medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is professionally affiliated with WellStar Paulding Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone 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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