We found 6 radiation oncologists who accept Humana Silver 3800/HMO Premier near Marietta, GA.

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Dr. Mark Paul McLaughlin, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other, Diagnostic Radiology
320 Kennestone Hospital Boulevard; Suite Ll1
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Mark McLaughlin is a radiation oncology and diagnostic radiology specialist. He is professionally affiliated with Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center, Shea Medical Center, and WellStar Paulding Hospital. He attended Medical College of Georgia for medical school and subsequently trained at Shands HealthCare for residency. Dr. McLaughlin is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Sheree Elise Sadler, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Internal Medicine
320 Kennestone Hospital Boulevard; Suite Ll1
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Sheree Brown is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Brown honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine. She trained at Howard University Hospital for her residency. Dr. Brown's hospital/clinic affiliations include WellStar Paulding Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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Dr. Christine Min, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
320 Kennestone Hospital Boulevard; Suite Ll1
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Christine Min works as a radiation oncologist in Hiram, GA and Marietta, GA. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Min is professionally affiliated with WellStar Paulding Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. She attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Dr. Justin Patrick Hart, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
55 Whitcher Street; Suite 250b
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Justin Hart sees patients in Hiram, GA, Cartersville, GA, and Marietta, GA. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include WellStar Paulding Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. Dr. Hart is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Hart's medical residency was performed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Dr. William W Thoms Jr., MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
320 Kennestone Hospital Boulevard; Suite Ll1
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. William Thoms specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Hiram, GA, Cartersville, GA, and Marietta, GA. Dr. Thoms takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dr. Thoms attended Temple University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with WellStar Paulding Hospital, WellStar Cobb Hospital, and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
320 Kennestone Hospital Boulevard; Suite Ll1
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Mark Quinn works as a radiation oncologist. He is a graduate of Medical College of Georgia. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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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