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Dr. Chad Levitt

Radiation Oncology
Atlanta, GA
23 years experience male

Locations

Peachtree radiation oncology

Atlanta, GA

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Atlanta, GA
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My office hours

Tuesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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Peachtree Radiation Oncology Services

About

Bio

Dr. Levitt completed his medical school and residency training at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. He studied postmodern philosophy and creative writing in undergraduate studies which have lead him to his passion for caring for oncology patients. After developing the first image guidance program to treat prostate cancer in Denvwr, CO where he was in multispeciality oncology group practice, Dr. Levitt moved with his wife to central Florida to help build a world class cancer center debuting many of the technologies still considered cutting edge in his field. He lectured for Varian medical systems on the use of image guidance techniques and both cranial as well as extra cranial stereotactic radiosurgery. He moved back to Atlanta with his wife and three child where he developed the first integrative oncology program on Atlanta.

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Radiation Oncology

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 23 years experience
Surveillance: Pet scans can help evaluate of a treatment is working as well as how extensively involved it is throughout the body. It can also be used along with bl... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 23 years experience
Minimal: People working in the radiation department get some of the lowest amounts of radiation exposure amongst any specialty since so much shielding and so m... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 23 years experience
Or none: One of the reasons that ovarian cancer has such a poor prognosis overall is that it usually does not cause symptoms and thus is not found until it has... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 23 years experience
And new primaries: Tamoxifen blocks estrogen and Progesterone receptors which when stimulated can cause remnant cancer cells to be stimulated to grow back and also can c... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 23 years experience
Not likely: By the time a pituitary tumor based on size alone started to affect your memory it would have to be big enough that it would be causing many other pro... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 23 years experience
No: Piercings have not been associated with cancer development. Still, i would b sure that it done in as hygienic and sterile of a manner as possible as i... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 23 years experience
Many: It is important to seek out complementary and support services before, during, and after your treatment for head and neck cancer. Depending upon the ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 23 years experience
Not reccomended: You dont want to have anything on the skin in the area that is being treated as it can alter the effects and efficacy of the treatment. It can also c... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 23 years experience
If new merits eval: On mammogram calcifications can be seen frequently. Depending on their pattern and whether or not they are new, they can be characterized as either be... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 23 years experience
Yes: The main presenting finding for testicular cancer is a mass on the testicle. It usually will not be very tender, but is new and noticeable. The simp... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 23 years experience
Overall yes: If it is something that is planned and elective as opposed to emergent it is very safe with relatively few risks or complications. Risks and benefits... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 23 years experience
Indirectly. Depends.: The loss of lower abdominal fat alone does not have a direct causal relation to loss of menstrual cycles. However, depending on how you went about lo... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 23 years experience
No strong reccs: While there is much research on lifestyle changes that can help reduce the chance of certain tumor recurrences, as of yet there is not a strong body o... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 23 years experience
See family doctor: This can be a symptom of so many things that a thorough history and physical exam needs to be performed. In addition to dietary factors, stress, refl... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 23 years experience
Unlikely: At your age skin cancer is very unlikely. If spots developed soon after tanning then it is likely reactive changes related to uv exposure. It could ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 23 years experience
Mmg, u/s, breastexam: To best evaluate a newly noticed breast lump you should she your primary care doctor or gynecologist. A physical exam by your doctor as well as an ult... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 23 years experience
Possible: It is difficult to link directly as there are so many variables to soft through... Changing population, geographic specifics, different and evolving p... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 23 years experience
Not all: A paps smear is specifically looking at the cells in the mucosa of the cervix. At the same time swabs and sampling a can b taken to look for stds and... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 23 years experience
Same as from sun: Damage to your skin causes your body to have to replace the damaged skin with new skin. Heavy ultraviolet rays from either the sun or tanning beds ca... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 23 years experience
Sort of: Cancer cells begin as normal cells. Since our body is always replacing old cells with new one, sometimes mutations occur during this replacement proce... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 23 years experience
Very unlikely: If you are asking about the risk after a single head ct scan it is not measureable and is not considered a risk for developing a brain tumor. If for s... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 23 years experience
Hematologists 4blood: Medical oncologists are trained and board certified for hematology and oncology, specifically the practice of treating cancers with chemotherapy. How... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 23 years experience
Unregulated growth: Cancer by definition is the growth in size and number in an unregulated manner of a cell line that has developed a mutation. The mutation is passed th... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 23 years experience
Unlikely if no sympt: At 20yo if no other medical problems or reason to be worried about these things then it is very very unlikely to expect anything new to b occurring. ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 23 years experience
Avoid during tx: There has been much discussion and study on the use of antioxidants during active cancer therapy. The dilemma is that chemotherapy and radiation both... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 23 years experience
Not directly: An acute episode of pancreatitis can be due to a number of causes and represents an inflammatory response of the pancreas to irritation. It can be fro... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 23 years experience
No: Cancer itself is not contagious. More recent understanding of some cancers has lead to our understanding that certain viruses cause some cancers to d... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 23 years experience
May need biopsy?: First u need to b sure that the foot tumor is related to lung or see if this is a new type, hopefully a skin cancer. Metastatic lung cancer would be ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 23 years experience
Yes: Since radiation is only affecting the area being treated, the breast, there is no concern or impact one's ability to get pregnant during this treatmen... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 23 years experience
Local recurrences: After mastectomy there is some breast tissue left along back of skin & chest wall. Ctx is most effective at lowering chance of tumor recurring distan... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 23 years experience
No: Ecg only describes the behavior of the heart. Rarely some cancers can indirectly affect the heart rhythm or behavior and this can be detected. While ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 23 years experience
Not likely: Soy has phytoestrogens that can b converted to estrogen. Too muh estrogen in a male can cause breast tenderness and growth. Unlikely to cause cancer. ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 23 years experience
Not known or proven: That has never been shown or proven to be a causative element. While studies in the future could lead to something linking the behavior as of now ane... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 23 years experience
Most only need ct: Standard work up at initial diagnosis to include gleason score derived from biopsy, psa, and clinical t stage enable us to predict the likelihood of d... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 23 years experience
Not prostate ca: Prostate cancer develops inside and locally around the prostate. The prostate is located on the back of the bladder and in front of the rectum. That i... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 23 years experience
Mostly none: Since a simple blood test and rectal exam pick up most prostate cancers before they are large or involved enough to cause symptoms, most prostate canc... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 23 years experience
Gynecologist and ecc: In high risk women a comnpbination of physical exam screening, early symptoms like abnormal bleeding, ultrasounds and when indicated endocervical curr... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 23 years experience
Sound benign: Some women have more sense breasts than others. This can be associated with dobro cystic changes that result in cysts and densities that grow and cha... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 23 years experience
Screening: Proper screening with self breast exams looking for new lumps, breast exams by your physician looking for skin or nipple chanes as well as masses or l... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 23 years experience
Dermal lymphatic inv: Inflammatory breast cancer is a very aggressive and rare firm of breast cancer that is defined by invasion of the dermal lymphatic channels in ones sk... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 23 years experience
Still need cleanse: Even if you have a virtual colonoscopy with a ct scanner, a bowel cleanse is needed. Fecal occult blood cards is a less specific screening method bu... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 23 years experience
No: Diagnostic x-rays are very low energy and the amount of damage possible is not enough to cause cancer. Repeated whole body doses of x-rays in a concen... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 23 years experience
Not typical: Once lung cancer has become stage four it means that it has entered into the blood stream and begun showing up around the body in places other than th... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 23 years experience
Why pet done?: There r a number of factors to consider when evaluating pet scan results as we don't use them for screening. If a patient has a history or new diagno... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 23 years experience
Screening: Proper screening with self breast exams looking for new lumps, breast exams by your physician looking for skin or nipple chanes as well as masses or l... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 23 years experience
Yes: As rare as it may be when it does occur is is usually as a result of metastasis from another primary cancer. Ovarian cancer can arise and present wit... Read More
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Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 23 years experience
No.: While Ambien (zolpidem) can lead to developing a tolerance and some form of dependence when used for long periods of time routinely, it does not have ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 23 years experience
Well described: While the most common places for breast cancer to spread to are the lung, bones, brain, and adrenal glands, the most likely source or a metastatic tum... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 23 years experience
Often none: One of the reasons that ovarian cancer has such a poor prognosis overall is that it usually does not cause symptoms and thus is not found until it has... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 23 years experience
Not all cancers: The most common cancers are as follows: colon, lung, prostate, and breast. Other GI tract malignancies and head and neck tumors as well as gyn cancer... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 2, 2013
I highly recommend Dr. Levitt
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Sep 9, 2014
diagnosis granulomatous mastitis. i want to know is it T.B or not?.plz help me. thanks
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Levitt is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! My young niece has just been diagnosed Stage IV Signet Cell Carcinoma of the stomach. Needed to process a time line as a piece of a puzzle. Death in 6 months....
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you for your quick reply and your answer is very helpful.I forwarded it to my daughter Kristie.The military asn't helping her.
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thanks for your advise I shall continue with colonoscopy insted of every year may be once in two years. Regards chopra

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Emory University School of Medicine, GA
Graduated 1999MD

Medical/Graduate school

Emory University School of Medicine, GA
Graduated 1999MD

Residency

EMORY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Residency

EXEMPLA SAINT JOSEPH HOSPITAL

Awards

Associate professor at university of central Florida medical school
Top Doctor, First Place, Atlanta, GA - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, Atlanta, GA - Winter
2013

Affiliations

ASTRO
ACR
Society of integrative oncology
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