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Hematology / Oncology

Overview

Oaklawn’s Hematology / Oncology Clinic is a comfortable and trusted environment for treating cancer and other blood related disorders. Staffed by board certified oncologists, hematologists and oncology-certified nursing staff, our patients and their families can expect compassionate, highly qualified care. 

  •  Personal counseling to discuss a wide range of available treatment options 
  • Administration of chemotherapy, immune therapy, iron, phlebotomy and blood products 
  • Symptom management 

If you have a blood disorder, it can affect your total health.

Hematologists diagnose and treat disorders of the blood as it relates to health and disease. Hematology includes the study of red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, lymph nodes, spleen and blood clotting mechanisms (proteins).

Some of the more common conditions treated by hematologists include:

  • Anemia
  • Hemophilia
  • Blood clots
  • Lymphoma
  • Leukemia

Learn more about the importance of healthy blood from the American Society of Hematology website and video What is Hematology?

Navigating Your Diagnosis 

A cancer diagnosis is both frightening and overwhelming. Our team will assist you and your family as you navigate through the challenges of your diagnosis and treatment with individualized and specialized therapies based on the genetic profile of your cancer. 

The Oncology and Hematology Overlap 

These two specialties overlap in many ways. Irregular blood work can often provide the earliest warning sign of cancer. In addition, chemotherapy and other cancer treatments can impact blood health, so a hematologist will help monitor a patient’s reaction to treatment. A change in blood can signal an adverse reaction, giving the oncologist time to alter the treatment plan before the reaction worsens. 

Contact Oaklawn Hematology / Oncology for more information or to schedule an appointment with the nurse navigator.