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Radiation Treatments and the Radiation Oncologist

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Dr. Paul Song is a radiation oncologist who sees women from all over the country. One way Dr. Song and his associates use radiation is via external beam radiation which works with an invisible beam of energy to treat tumors.

A second method is to apply radiation directly to the tumor through brachytherapy by placing radioactive isotopes within or near the tumor bed.

The third method is to inject a radioactive isotope in order to treat lymphomas and liver tumors.

"Dr. Song is a board-certified radiologist oncologist at Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California. He graduated with honors from the University of Chicago and received his Medical degree from George Washington University. He completed his residency in radiation oncology at the University of Chicago in 1995 where he also served as chief resident and was honored as an ASTRO research fellow for 1995-96 by the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology for his research in genetic radiotherapy. Dr. Song was also a visiting brachytherapy fellow at the Institut Gustave Roussy in Villejuif, France."


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