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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
17 W Red Bank Avenue; Suite 105
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Alexis Harvey is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Her areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, thyroid cancer, and penile cancer. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and QualCare. Dr. Harvey is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Harvey trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for her residency. She is affiliated with Virtua Marlton Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , brachytherapy (seed implants), radiation therapy, prostate brachytherapy

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Vulvar Cancer, Rectal Problems, Urologic Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Bone ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 171
  • Charge (avg.): $817 - $1,811
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $158 - $457
Dr. Mitchell N Kotler, MD
Specializes in Urology
17 W Red Bank Avenue; Suite 303
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Mitchell Kotler is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kotler include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. Dr. Kotler's professional affiliations include Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Kotler's practice is open to new patients. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , prostate brachytherapy

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

Specializes in Urology
17 West Red Bank Avenue
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Murillo Mangubat, who practices in Woodbury, NJ, Cherry Hill, NJ, and Voorhees, NJ, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, male incontinence, and soft tissue sarcoma. Dr. Mangubat accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school, he completed his residency training at Graduate Hospital. He speaks Filipino.

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Relevant Interests: , prostate brachytherapy

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Male Incontinence, Low Testosterone, Tumor, Microsurgery, Proctoscopy, ... (Read more)

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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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