The word "cancer" creates a response unlike almost all other words. By the time we reach young adulthood, nearly everyone has known someone who has battled cancer in one form or another. Sadly, most of us will eventually lose a loved one to cancer as well. Oncologists are the doctors who specialize in treating people with cancer. They are responsible for the care of a patient from the moment of diagnosis throughout the course of the disease, and their role takes on many forms: from explaining the diagnosis and stage of cancer, to discussing treatment options, delivering care, and helping patients maintain and manage their quality of life throughout treatment.
Hematology is the study of healthy and diseased blood. As a medical specialty, it involves the research, diagnosis, bone marrow biopsies, and treatment of various blood disorders. Since blood runs through every organ and tissue in the body, hematology plays an enormous role that extends to all fields of medicine. Some blood diseases are more evident than others.
The Division of Oncology and Hematology is interested in the diagnosis and treatment of all malignancies (cancers) that occur in adults. Treatment may include chemotherapy and immunotherapy, or pathway directed agents. High dose therapy with bone marrow or peripheral stem cell transplantation is also available. Our oncologist specializes in all types of cancers including: lymphomas, leukemia, multiple myeloma, urologic, breast, lung, gastrointestinal, brain cancer, melanoma, and all other solid tumors. In addition Green Clinic’s Hematologist is the expert in the treatment of patients with blood diseases such as anemia, blood clots, bleeding disorders, clotting problems, blood cancers and many more.
Our Oncology and Hematology Department creates a strong net around our patients and their families; and provides services that bring answers, support, and much-needed care. We work closely with other departments to provide effective diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. We are equipped to diagnose, treat and follow up with patients dealing with benign and severe oncologic issues across the full spectrum of cancers and hematological issues (including lung cancer, colon cancer, breast cancer, colorectal cancer, lymphoma, and myelodysplastic syndrome). In working with patients, we treat the whole person, not just the disease, and are here to address and support psychological needs, family issues, and the myriad of other variables that occur when dealing with cancer.