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Dr. Joshua Garren

Radiation Oncology
Tulsa, OK
25 years experience male

Locations

OKLAHOMA CYBERKNIFE

Tulsa, OK

Address

6802 S Olympia, Suite G100, Tulsa, OK, US
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aegon Us Holding

Aetna

Aetna Life Insurance Company

AF&L Insurance Company

Affinity Health Plan

Alameda Alliance for Health

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America

Allina Health

Alta Health & Life Insurance Company

Medicare

Medicaid

About

Bio

Dr. Joshua Garren, is an award winning, board-certified radiation oncologist recently arrived in Tulsa from Boston. • ten years of Ivy league education at Brown and Harvard, earning a Master’s degree as well as an MD. • assistant clinical professor at Tufts Medical School. • voted one of Boston’s top doctors by his peers in each of the past four years. • Patient Choice Award • Compassionate Physician Award • named to the first US News and World Report list of top doctors in the United States His research has been presented internationally, and has been supported and recognized by the Defense Threat Response Agency, the Department of Defense, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the American Heart Association, the Sarnoff Society, the American Foundation for Aging Research, and others.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Radiation Oncology

Languages spoken

English, Hebrew, Russian

Doctor Q&A

164 Answers
86 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology 25 years experience
"oligometastatic": Patients with a single brain tumor as the only site of metastatic disease are called "oligometastatic." the chance of cure, though small, is real. Eve... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology 25 years experience
Not enough informati: Stage iii is divided into stage iiia, iiib and iiic. Your chance of remaining without metastatic disease for ten years varies from 90% to 40% dependin... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology 25 years experience
No way: There is no known treatment that removes radiation damage. For people with severe radiation damage hyperbaric oxygen, pentoxyfiline vitamin e have be... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology 25 years experience
Theoretically it may: Any repeated trauma can be associated with cancer. Any time the body has to make new cells, there is the chance that it will make a mistake in cop... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology 25 years experience
Stage IV colon cance: Your mohter's cancer is stage iv. Please refer to the table on this page for survival data: http://www.Cancer.Org/cancer/colonandrectumcancer/detai... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology 25 years experience
Depends on the cance: 5-year survivals are usually emphasized because it is hard to follow patients after five years, and because for most cancers, the recurrence rate afte... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology 25 years experience
Hard to say: Cure is a complicated word to use, but the chance of living five years with GBM has increased from 0.5% twelve years ago to 16% in the latest Optune s... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology 25 years experience
Tough question: There is a very small increased risk of breast cancer with the use of birth control pills. Our best guess so far is that use of triphasic pills are th... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology 25 years experience
How many? how old?: Breast cancer affects one in seven women, so having an aunt or two with breast cancer is not unusual. More important, though, is to know how old the... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology 25 years experience
Removal is the test: The procedure he is doing is called an excisional biopsy. Sometime lesions can be cancerous on only one part, so biopsying just a part of the lesion... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology 25 years experience
Ca of lung lining: Your lungs are surrounded by a lubricated lining called the pleura. This lining allows your lungs to move against your chest wall without friction. ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology 25 years experience
Not usually...: ...But breast cancer can be seen in conjunction with ovarian cancer. That said, there are much more common causes of late periods, and the vast majo... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology 25 years experience
Guesses?: 1) the heart is a muscle, and muscle tumors are rare 2) the heart is unique in being the only muscle in the human body not to rest - this constant ac... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology 25 years experience
Nci: The best source of information for patients is probably the national cancer institute website: http://m.Cancer.Gov/types/malignantmesothelioma.
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology 25 years experience
Not too serious: I would not worry too much. Make sure that you cholesterol and blood pressure have been checked. If you are chronically worried, though, maybe having ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology 25 years experience
About 2/3: In your lifetime, you have about a 1/3 chance of dying of cancer (see: http://www.Cancerresearchuk.Org/cancer-info/cancerstats/mortality/all-cancers-c... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology 25 years experience
Yes: Angiogenesis inhibition is probably the fourth most important field of cancer treatment after radiation, chemotherapy and surgery. See, for example, t... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology 25 years experience
What kind of cancer?: If you are worried about breast cancer, you need a mammogram. Colon cancer: colonoscopy lung cancer: chest ct skin cancer: exam by a dermatol... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology 25 years experience
Not lung cancer: Number one cause of shortness of breath when flat is obesity. Your stomach pushes on your diaphram and makes it hard to take a deep breath. Number... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology 25 years experience
No. : Instead, what there may be in the near future is a bunch of different cures for a bunch of different breast cancers. We are learning that breast c... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology 25 years experience
Not really: The chance of having breast cancer recur is about the same for every year that you are alive. The chance of having cancer come back in the tenth year ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology 25 years experience
Pap smear: You are very unlikely to have cervical cancer at your age. If you have not had unprotected sex with uncircumcised men, your risk is truly negligible. ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology 25 years experience
??: That is currently being studied in a national trial. We don't have an answer yet. We should have one within a year out two. Study nct 01322623.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology 25 years experience
No: Other tests necessary to help rule out cancer include upper endoscopy, upper GI series, barium enema and colonoscopy.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology 25 years experience
Depends on What CA: All cancers in the bones can break bones. Patients with cancer in the bones should be on bone strengthening medicine, and should consider radiatio... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology 25 years experience
Absolutely: Stereotactic radiosurgery focuses radiaotn from all directions onto a target, killing the cells within the target while protecting surrounding cells. ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology 25 years experience
Unfortunately yes: However, breast cancer patients with cancer metastatic to the brain have better survival than most other cancers spread to the brain. Aggressive treat... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology 25 years experience
Focused radiation: Have you ever burned a leaf on a hot summer's day using a magnifying glass? Radiosurgery is a lot like that, but even more so, because if focuses ra... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology 25 years experience
Not much: Headaches and fatigue are not uncommon. Vomiting is rare. Most patients have no other side effects. Expect every six month to every year reimaging t... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology 25 years experience
About one year: But if the patient is feeling healthy, her odds for survival are better.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology 25 years experience
Yes: Secondary analysis of a recent rtog trial showed that radiosurgery improved survival in lung cancer patients with disease metastatic to the brain. T... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology 25 years experience
SMALL risk: The risk is delayed by about 15 to 20 years. But even after 20 years, the risk is extremely small. Obviously, we don't want to get cts for no reason, ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology 25 years experience
It is serious: Small cell lung cancer very commonly spreads to the brain. With ten lesions you definitiely need whole brain radiation. Sorry for the bad news.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology 25 years experience
Yes: But the armpit is also a very common place for both abscesses and fungal overgrowth. If you do not have access to a doctor, you might try warm compr... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology 25 years experience
Usually but not alwa: Sometimes the skin involvement looks pink or even a little yellow. In people with dark skin, the skin can sometimes just look a little darker.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology 25 years experience
Maybe: Chemotherapy can be tricky with cirrhosis, but your medical oncologist will be certain to only give you the safest treatment. Lowering tumor markers... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology 25 years experience
Lot of Things: Simply eating white food can cause white spots. Fungal infections can cause white spots. Very small white spots can be normal. One of the m... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology 25 years experience
Surgery: If you have a tumor on your ovary, you need it biopsied or removed. If you don't have insurance, go to the emergency room of the local hospital with... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology 25 years experience
Maybe: Not likely but possible. With that history, i would definitely try to get a ct scan of the chest.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology 25 years experience
No. Not anymore.: Ten years ago, it could have been said that all GBM cases were fatal, with little exageration. 5-year survival with state-of-the-art treatment today,... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology 25 years experience
Hard to say: Lung cancer often spreads to the adrenal glands, but adrenal tumors are often benign. The best predictor of how well your friend will do is how quickl... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology 25 years experience
Side effect or rt?: Diarrhea can be a side effect of radiation (or of bad curry), but the good news is that it is not a common symptom of recurrent prostate cancer.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology 25 years experience
Amazingly Quickly: In the field of brain tumors, for example, a thousand years ago, they invented surgery, a hundred years ago, they invented radiation. Then, seven ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology 25 years experience
No routine check: People at risk for radiation exposure usually wear badges. If you were not wearing a badge, you can test your white blood cells for radiation damage... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology 25 years experience
Unlikely: It is chronic trauma which leads to cancer. Not just once or twice. Not to say that you could not get cancer. You could. But you could get cancer ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology 25 years experience
Very similar: Breast and prostate cancers are among the most treatable cancers. The risk of ever dying of cancer with either diagnosis is about one in four.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology 25 years experience
No :): There is not a single paper published using the words strontium renalate and cancer in its title: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed?Term=(strontiu... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology 25 years experience
Pretty common: It is unfortunately pretty common for cancers to present during pregnancy. I think that the extra growth hormones during pregnancy make the cancers sh... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology 25 years experience
Very low: The chance of meningioma from brain radiation is about 5%, but it is delayed by about 20 years, and with the lower dose from radiosurgery, secondary m... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology 25 years experience
Watch out: The chance of further brain metastases is very high. You should have an MRI of the brain at least every other month, if not every month. Better to cat... Read More

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
Dec 30, 2013
Dr. Garren is a very welcome addition to Healthtap. I have reviewed all of his responses to date and they are straight to the point, accurate, and without equivocation. He knows his craft extremely w...Read More
Jan 13, 2014
His expertise in brain and prostate tumors, as well as his knowledge of modern methods of radiation therapy is undisputable
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Garren is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you. I almost did go to the ER, finally I went. what a relief :)
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Now I am pregnant and my breast tissue changes. How can I do selfexam
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you, Dr. Your answer was very re- assuring. I am seeing Osteo.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, RI
Graduated 1997MD

Residency

SUNY/Beth Israel

Awards

America's Top Doctors, US News & World Report
Boston's Top Doctors - Castle Connolly
The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship

Affiliations

Oklahoma Cyberknife
Society for Neuro-Oncology
American Society for Therapeutic Radiation Oncology
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