Dr. Chad Levitt

Radiation Oncology
Atlanta, GA
24 years experience male

Locations

Peachtree radiation oncology

Atlanta, GA

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Atlanta, GA
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My office hours

Thursday: 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 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
Aggressive cancer: 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 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
Informed decision: I begin most consults for low to intermediate risk prostate cancer patients discussing how the most stressful aspect about the diagnosis is trying to ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
It shouldn't: Beams going through the scalp and directed at the brain should not affect the face. If beams travel through the face then they could but typically th... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
Clinical diagnosis: 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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
No: Breast cancer develops as a result of both genetic predisposition and environmental exposures during life. It is understood to develop as a result of... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
Extra capsular also: Not to confuse the issue, but the initial site of concern for spread is outside of the capsule surrounding the majority of the prostate gland, as disc... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
No other than the dz: Radiation or x-ray therapy is used mostly to treat cancer or malignancies which is referred to as oncology. Throughout the history of radiation thera... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
Puberty related: Far more common cause of breast lump in a 15 to make is glands enlarged as a result of puberty. They can be sore or just enlarged but they are relate... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
Mass: 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 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
This is nl but yes: All of your symptoms after first sexual intercourse are normal regardless of whether or not you used protection. Also with or without protection ther... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
Near zero: Only a rare inheritable form could develop on such a patient and even their this would be very early. Most any new change or lump in the breast would ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
Polyps are benign: But they have e potential to develop into colon cancer if they are not removed, depending on their size and type. Mthey are not cancer, but precancero... Read More
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A 73-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
Could consider Xrt: The tip of the nose can b difficult to remove a cancer from without significant cosmetic detriments. Depending in the size of the lesion, a surgeon, ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
Depends on market: In larger metro markets children's hospital would be the most likely place but they can work out of private practices or adult hospitals as well. In a... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
Many or none: 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
Still expensive: External beam radiation costs anywhere from $100-200 per simple treatments and up to $400-700 for more complex typical treatments. Some very specializ... Read More
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A 76-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
Others more common: Megace (megestrol) is often used more commonly for appetite stimulation than is marinol. Marinol is tough to dose in a patient specific manner and ca... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
Care for skin: Exercise should b allowed and encouraged during radiation therapy. It will help minimize fatigue and maintain body mass. Most radiation therapy shoul... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
Yes: A urologist and ultimately a pathologist need to evaluate is with bloodworm as well as an ultrasound.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
Hormonal blockade: Depending upon your age and menstrual status your oncologist will help choose a medication to block the receptors for estrogen and Progesterone or one... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
Clinical and biopsy: 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 24 years experience
Factor dependent: There are many factors that help to determine if it is safe and, or needed. Age, other medical problems, stage of tumor and other pathologic features... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
Possible but ....: Anything that causes inflammation or irritation in the vaginal canal or cervix can cause discomfort during intercourse. Infections, benign findings li... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
Lots benign: Flank pain can be from many things including, dehydration, infection, kidney stone, stress, muscular strains, bruise or trauma, sciatica and nerve imp... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
Not many if early: Cervical cancer is most commonly detected on routine screening pap smear or pelvic exam. If a patient does not see a doctor routinely and does not ge... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
No: If u want to work as a nurse with pediatric oncology patients, there are many different avenues through which you can provide care and work without ha... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
Not dvt: It would b rare for a 27yo to develop blood clots unless you have an underlying predisposition or disease that would cause it. The symptoms u describ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
Any gyn: Abnormal vaginal bleeding could be a presenting symptom of cervical, endometrial, vaginal, vulvar, and even ovarian cancers. Additionally, metastasis... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
Very good palliation: Y90 microspheres are very good at relieving pain or progression of liver metastasis from colon primaries. While this may improve survival chemotherap... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
Variable but mos-yrs: While tumor growth is always variable based on how aggressive the cells are when they first develop, typically early stage cancers are less aggressive... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
Check levels: You can easily check these values on blood work as well to coordinate such labs with our understanding of placental physiology and development. Not su... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
Have new ones checkd: Although changes in our skin are normal as we age, if u notice new changes that r concerning have them looked at by your regular doctor. Most benign s... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
Only possible: While cancers can present variable depending on patient, type of cancer, areas involved and many things we don't understand, depression can result or ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
neuropathy: Certain chemotherapy agents, specifically the taxanes, can cause damage and irritation to nerve endings. This can often leave patients with numbness ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
U mean refractory?: There r many factors to consider here. It sounds as of u mean to say that he was told that the prostate cancer is hormone refractory? This means that... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
Go to see gyn: Overian cancer is very rare and unlikely to be the cause of most abdominal pain. I pelvic exam and imaging with either an ultrasound or ct scan of th... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
Should check it out: If he has scrotal pain and a new mass he should have it checked out by a urologist to determine of its something cystic and benign or possibly somethi... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
Not likely: There may be some other underlying cause for all of this. It's possible that the bell's palsy was misdiagnosed and now with these other issues the tru... Read More
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A 78-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
Possibly normal: It looks like you had a decimal point before the numbers, so i'm assuming that both of these values are less than one. Depending on what the psa valu... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
Unknown: It is still a bit controversial abut the exact link between mobile use and cancer. Too many variables at this time to determine the answer to your qu... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
Not likely: This would be an unusual but not unheard of presenting symptom of some form of cancer. However there are many many more common causes of what you are ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
Not alone: These studies can characterize the likelihood of something being benign or cancerous, however, only a biopsy can determine if something suspicious but... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
Not always.: Although it is possible to detect these problems during outpatient endoscopy, imaging in the form of ct scans or pet scans may be required to detect s... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
Every 6 mos for 10yr: We check every 6 months if all looks good for ten years. If something looks suspicious or concerning i will check every three months for a short inter... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
Many possibilities: Have the headaches changed at all comparing before surgery, srs or after? The tumors could have originally been causing some swelling that could caus... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
More detail needed: Difficulty breathing can be from a number of different problems to include anatomic, environmental, as well as perceived. Are you having difficulty i... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
Many or none: 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 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
Bank sperm now: That is young for a man to get prostate cancer and it makes me concerned that it needs to be treated soon due to its likely risky and aggressive natur... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
Vapor is efficient: A study from ucla looked at what the most efficient and in theory safest delivery mechanism for thc, the active paychodelic chemical in marijuana, is.... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
With some cancers: While most cancers that have advanced to be called stage four are not survivable ever disease site, meaning where the cancer arose from, has different... 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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