Dr. Richard S. Pieters M.D.
Radiation Oncologist | Radiation Oncology55 North Lake Avenue Worcester Massachusetts, 01605
Dr. Richard Pieters practices Radiation Oncology in Worcester, Massachusetts. Radiation oncology is a medical specialty that involves treating cancer with radiation. Dr. Pieters specializes in treating cancer with radiation, using radiation therapy to treat a wide variety of cancers. Radiation therapy uses carefully targeted and regulated doses of high-energy radiation to kill cancer cells.
Education and Training
MD at Brown University
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University 1982
The American Board of Radiology- Radiation Oncology
RadiologyAmerican Board of RadiologyABR
Expert PublicationsData provided by the National Library of Medicine
- Volume Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT) for pulmonary Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT) in patients with lesions in close approximation to the chest wall.
- A radiation oncologist's story: high tech meets high touch.
- The impact of protocol assignment for older adolescents with hodgkin lymphoma.
- The rare presentation of sinus tarsi syndrome secondary to metastasis in a patient with endometrial carcinoma.
- Radiation treatment technique and surgical results.
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Local and Regional Public Speaking -
- Prostate Cancer
- Breast Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Wayne State University
- Tufts Medical Center- Double Boarded
Professional Society Memberships
- Massachusetts Medical Society, American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
Articles and Publications
- 25 Publications, New Book Published in 2015 on
What do you attribute your success to?
- Being an educator, organized medicine.
Favorite professional publications
- All major medical, radiation and oncology publications and journals
Dr. Richard S. Pieters M.D.'s Practice location
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Patient Experience with Dr. Pieters
- Cervical Cancer Defined
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- Bone Health Drugs for Breast Cancer
Like any other drug or therapy, breast cancer treatment also has its own side effects. One of the side effects of breast cancer treatment is rapid bone loss leading to osteoporosis. The following are treatments for breast cancer that can significantly cause bone loss:...
- Three-Week Chemotherapy Dosing Reconfirmed as First-Line Treatment of Ovarian Cancer
Chemotherapy as a treatment option for cancer has existed for decades, and has long been the standard of care and first line of treatment for almost all forms of cancer. The term is an umbrella term referring to the use of medicines to halt the growth of cancerous tumors and to kill off cancerous...
- Everything You Need to Know About X-Rays
What is an X-ray procedure?An X-ray is a quick diagnostic procedure to see the insides of your body. It is an essential tool used to diagnose many health conditions. It involves passing a very tiny burst of invisible electromagnetic radiation to a part of your body or your whole body and capturing...
- Does Bladder Cancer Require Chemotherapy for Treatment?
Does bladder cancer require chemotherapy for treatment?Bladder cancer can be treated through a number of ways and chemotherapy is one of them. Chemotherapy is an important treatment method and it works well in many cases. However, to understand whether it is necessary, it is important to know what...
- Radiotherapy for Cervical Cancer
Radiotherapy is a treatment that involves high-energy X-rays or particles, which kill cancerous cells. It is sometimes used to treat non-cancerous tumors. Studies have shown that almost half of people with cancer receive radiotherapy as a part of their treatment plan.The type of radiotherapy to be...
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