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Evelyn Marienberg, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
301 East Main Street
Bay Shore, NY

Dr. Evelyn Marienberg is a radiation oncologist in Brooklyn, NY, Bay Shore, NY, and Glen Cove, NY. Dr. Marienberg's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. She is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. She has received distinctions including Castle Connolly Top Doctor and Women In Medicine. Dr. Marienberg speaks French. She is professionally affiliated with North Shore University Hospital (NSUH), Huntington Hospital, and Northwell Health Cancer Institute. She has an open panel.

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Lucille Lee, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
301 East Main Street
Bay Shore, NY

Dr. Lucille Lee sees patients in New Hyde Park, NY, Lake Success, NY, and Bay Shore, NY. Her medical specialty is radiation oncology. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Lee is affiliated with North Shore University Hospital (NSUH), Lenox Hill Hospital, and Center for Advanced Medicine. She accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. She attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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John Ames, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
301 E Main Street
Bay Shore, NY

Dr. John Ames is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Bay Shore, NY and New Hyde Park, NY. Dr. Ames is professionally affiliated with North Shore University Hospital (NSUH), Syosset Hospital, and Long Island Jewish Valley Stream. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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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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