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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
688 Old Country Road
Plainview, NY
 

Dr. Edward Obedian's medical specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Obedian takes Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. He trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, and VA New Jersey Health Care System (VANJHCS).

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
688 Old Country Road
Plainview, NY
 

Dr. Niti Dube, who practices in New Hyde Park, NY, Plainview, NY, and Lake Success, NY, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Dube's education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. She has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. She is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital and St. Francis Hospital.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
688 Old Country Road
Plainview, NY
 

Dr. Shawn Zimberg's specialty is radiation oncology. Before performing his residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Zimberg attended the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Zimberg has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Medicare insurance. His professional affiliations include Mount Sinai Hospital and St. Francis Hospital.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
688 Old Country Road
Plainview, NY
 

Dr. Ezriel Diamond's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Diamond is in-network for Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Diamond attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital.

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Specializes in Pediatric Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
4277 Hempstead Turnpike; Suite 20
Bethpage, NY
 

Dr. Christopher Savrides' specialties are pediatric radiology, radiation oncology, and vascular & interventional radiology. He practices in Bethpage, NY. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
972 Brush Hollow Road
Westbury, NY
 

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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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