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Specializes in Urology
103 Old Marlton Pike
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Heather Wargo's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wargo include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Wargo's education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Temple University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , prostate brachytherapy

All Interests: Male Incontinence, Female Incontinence, Low Testosterone, Varicocele, Hydrocelectomy, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Derrick K Burno, MD
Specializes in Urology
103 Old Marlton Pike
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Derrick Burno's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, female incontinence, and soft tissue sarcoma. Dr. Burno is professionally affiliated with Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and the University of Maryland Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , prostate brachytherapy

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Specializes in Urology
103 Old Marlton Pike
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Jack Dwosh practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Mount Laurel, NJ and Medford, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dwosh include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. On average, patients gave Dr. Dwosh a rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Dwosh's education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , prostate brachytherapy

All Interests: Male Incontinence, Female Incontinence, Low Testosterone, Varicocele, Hydrocelectomy, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
103 Old Marlton Pike
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. William Niedrach's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He graduated from Albany Medical College and then he performed his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. Dr. Niedrach's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , prostate brachytherapy

All Interests: Male Incontinence, Female Incontinence, Low Testosterone, Varicocele, Hydrocelectomy, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
103 Old Marlton Pike
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Rhett Daugherty practices urology (urinary tract disease). He graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. Daugherty's training includes a residency program at Strong Memorial Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Daugherty include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Daugherty accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , prostate brachytherapy

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What is Radiation Therapy?

Radiation therapy, or radiotherapy, uses high energy rays to treat tumors or cancer. Radiation damages the DNA of cancer cells, killing them or making it impossible for them to divide and for cancer to spread. Radiation therapy can be used alone or in combination with surgery or other treatments, such as chemotherapy. It is an option for tumors that cannot be easily accessed surgically, such as those at the base of the skull, and it can be used following surgical cancer treatment to remove remaining cancerous tissue and prevent recurrence of cancer. Sometimes radiation therapy is used as a palliative treatment to shrink tumors. Rather than cure your condition, palliative treatments treat symptoms, such as pain caused by spinal tumors and problems with eating or drinking caused by esophageal tumors.

The type of therapy you receive will depend on the size, type, and location of your tumor or cancer, as well as the sensitivity of the surrounding healthy tissue, your age, and your medical history. Radiation treatment may be delivered in two ways:

  • Internally, meaning radioactive material is placed inside of your body. Brachytherapy is a commonly used method of internal radiation therapy. Using catheters or needles, radioactive seeds or pellets are placed inside the body, and over the course of several weeks or a few months, the seeds will deliver radiation. Permanent brachytherapy leaves the seeds in your body permanently without causing side effects while temporary brachytherapy removes them after a treatment session.
  • Externally, using a machine that aims radiation beams outside of your body. External radiation therapy is also known as external beam radiation therapy (EBRT). There are several types of EBRT, which differ in intensity and type of beams used. EBRT can be done before surgery (preoperatively), during surgery (intraoperatively), or after surgery (post-operatively).

Before you undergo radiation therapy, a team of medical professionals, including a radiation oncologist, will work with you to determine a treatment plan. This will involve mapping the area around the tumor or cancer, determining proper positioning for treatment delivery, and determining dosage. Treatment delivery will occur in sessions over the course of several weeks or months, depending on the type and size of cancer and its location in the body, among other factors.

Although radiation therapy aims to target only cancerous cells, damage to normal healthy cells may occur. You might experience side effects from radiation during treatment or in the months and years following it. They are dependent on the areas treated and may include fatigue, nausea, vomiting, skin irritation, hair loss, memory loss, and infertility. Your oncologist will take into account the amount of radiation that different areas of your body can receive safely while determining your treatment plan.

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