We found 7 radiation oncologists who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO near Lafayette, LA.

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Dr. Mary Maitland Deland, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
917 General Mouton Avenue
Lafayette, LA
 

Dr. Mary Deland sees patients in Baton Rouge, LA and Lafayette, LA. Her medical specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Deland's hospital/clinic affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4809 Ambassador Caffery Parkway; Suite 100
Lafayette, LA
 

Dr. Perri Prellop is a radiation oncology specialist in Lafayette, LA. Dr. Prellop takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4809 Ambassador Caffery Parkway; Suite 100
Lafayette, LA
 

Dr. Andrew Harwood is a radiation oncologist in Lafayette, LA. He graduated from the University of Sheffield Medical School. Dr. Harwood accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4809 Ambassador Caffery Parkway; Suite 100
Lafayette, LA
 

Dr. Julian Krawczyk, who practices in Lafayette, LA, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Krawczyk is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Jagiellonian University Medical College.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
120 Rue Louis Xiv
Lafayette, LA
 

Dr. Jason Shumadine's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Shumadine attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4809 Ambassador Caffery Parkway; Suite 100
Lafayette, LA
 

Dr. John Anderson is a specialist in radiation oncology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Anderson accepts. Dr. Anderson graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4809 Ambassador Caffery Parkway; Suite 100
Lafayette, LA
 

Dr. Stephen Wilt specializes in radiation oncology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Wilt attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine.

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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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