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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Other
2650 Ridge Avenue
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. Vathsala Raghavan's specialties are gynecologic oncology and radiation oncology. She practices in Evanston, IL, Glenview, IL, and Highland Park, IL. Dr. Raghavan's patients gave her an average rating of 1.5 out of 5 stars. She is especially interested in thyroid cancer, breast cancer, and head and neck problems. She is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Gandhi Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Raghavan (or staff) is conversant in Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Cancer, Breast Cancer, Head and Neck Problems

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2650 Ridge Avenue; Room G355
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. Arif Shaikh works as a radiation oncologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), lung cancer, and head and neck problems. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shaikh graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Shaikh (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Shaikh is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Clinical interests: Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Lung Cancer, Head and Neck Problems

Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
2650 Ridge Avenue; Room G355
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. Ranjeev Nanda works as a radiation oncologist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), head and neck cancer, and brain tumor. Dr. Nanda accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Nanda attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Clinical interests: Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Head and Neck Cancer, Brain Tumor

Dr. Gary J Schreiber, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
355 Ridge Avenue; G258
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. Gary Schreiber's specialty is radiation oncology. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (cyberknife). Dr. Schreiber honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Robotic Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4700 N Marine Drive; Suite 100
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Marina Kuznetsova is a Chicago, IL physician who specializes in radiation oncology. In her practice, Dr. Kuznetsova focuses on robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (cyberknife). Dr. Kuznetsova is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Robotic Stereotactic Radiosurgery

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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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