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Dr. Lauren Stegman

Radiation Oncology
Scottsdale, AZ
27 years experience male

Locations

Palo Verde Cancer Center - Scottsdale

Scottsdale, AZ

Address

7373 N Scottsdale Rd, Bldg E, Scottsdale, AZ
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My office hours

Wednesday: 7:00am - 4:00pm
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Insurances accepted

BlueCross BlueShield

Cigna

Humana

UnitedHealthcare

Aetna

Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Arizona

Health Net

Medicare

Health Net of Arizona

SCAN Health Plan

Phoenix Cyberknife and Radiation Oncology Center

Phoenix, AZ

Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center

Phoenix, AZ

About

Bio

Dr. Stegman trained in Radiation Oncology at the world-renowned Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. He earned his combined MD and PhD degrees from the University of Michigan, where he studied cancer gene therapy and molecular imaging. Dr. Stegman has published numerous articles in both the basic sciences and clinical radiation oncology, and is experienced in brachytherapy and IMRT for gynecologic, genitourinary, gastrointestinal, head and neck, thoracic, brain, and breast cancers. He also has significant experience with stereotactic body radiosurgery for paraspinal, lung, and liver tumors. He holds a patent for web-based peer-review of scientific and medical journal articles, serves on the Medical Advisory Board of .

Specialties
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Radiation Oncology

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349 Answers
25 Agrees
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 27 years experience
Yes: Nuclear Medicine includes tests such as PET and other scans that can assess tumors & evaluate the function of various organs. It also includes giving radioisotopes by mouth or vein for the treatment of certain cancers (most commonly thyroid, lymphoma and bone mets) and hyperthyroidism. This is different than brachytherapy done by Radiation Oncologists in which radioactive seeds are put in a tumor
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 27 years experience
Many technologies: Radiation has been used to treat cancer since just after it was discovered in 1895. Before LINACs, X-ray tubes and then cobalt 60 machines were used. GammaKnife still uses Co60. Proton cyclotrons are more prevalent today and carbon ion cyclotrons are being studied. Brachytherapy started in the early 1900s with Radium implants. Ir192, Cs131, I125, Pd103 and other isotopes are now used as well.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 27 years experience
Usually no worry: Most radiation treatments for lung cancer do not leave any radiation in the patient. The radiation is only present when the patient is in the room getting treatment and they cannot expose anyone else so there is no risk to even a pregnant family member or friend. However, there are rare surgeries for lung cancer where some radiation seeds are left inside the patient. The patient would know.

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Testimonials
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Mar 27, 2013
Knowledgeable doctor I have known since medical school.
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Dec 16, 2012
In January of 2012 I was diagnosed with stage 4 head and neck cancer. With all of the various Doctors and treatment recommendations, my wife and I were pretty much in a fog looking for professional g...Read More
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Dec 16, 2012
It was by luck that Dr. Stegman found me. I was sent to Good Sam. Hospital not knowing I had a LARGE brain tumor that after surgery, I was told it was , Adenocarcinoma (cancer). The surgeon consulted ...Read More
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! I so appreciate your input since I usually develop ugly post surgical scars. I am interested in XRT.
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! This information was for a friend. He is on chemo and seems much better at this time. God Bless
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I agree, I have been to see my gp and am waiting for a referral but just wanted to see if any1 could have a look. So that didn't really help

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Michigan Medical School
Graduated 2002MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Michigan
Graduated 2002MD

Medical/Graduate school

Brown University
Graduated 1994MD

Residency

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Residency

Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center

Awards

Top Doctor, Phoenix Magazine: 2009, 2011, 2013
Top Doctor, Phoenix Magazine 2001
Medical Scientist Training Program Grantee, NIH

Affiliations

American Society for Therapeutic Radiology & Oncology
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Phoenix Cyberknife and Radiation Oncology Center
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