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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
102 Endicott Street; Mass General/north Shore Cencer Center
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. James McIntyre's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. McIntyre is professionally affiliated with Emerson Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and NSMC Salem Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. McIntyre obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: American Cancer Society, Clinical Oncology Fellowship.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Soto specializes in radiation oncology. His areas of expertise include lung cancer, stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), and breast cancer. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Soto attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Soto include: ASTRO Translational Research Symposium Travel Award; RTOG Travel Award; and ASCO Foundation Research Merit Award. In addition to English, Dr. Soto (or staff) speaks Telephone Interpretation and Spanish. He is affiliated with NSMC Union Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and NSMC Salem Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Stereotactic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Walter Sall works as a radiation oncologist. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Sall attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Sall takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He offers interpreting services for his patients. His professional affiliations include NSMC Union Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and NSMC Salem Hospital. Dr. Sall is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
102 Endicott Steet
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Derek Chism works as a radiation oncologist. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Chism's hospital/clinic affiliations include North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) and Massachusetts General Hospital. Before completing his residency at Fox Chase Cancer Center, Dr. Chism attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: RSNA Roentgen Resident Research Award. Dr. Chism has an open panel.

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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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