What is hematology oncology?

Hematology oncologists are cancer care specialists with a distinctive focus in blood diseases and blood cell cancers. However, these practitioners may also provide care for solid tumor cancers and non-cancerous conditions such as anemia and clotting disorders. Elmhurst Memorial Hematology Oncology Associates provides this type of care with close connections to the

Elmhurst Memorial Center for Cancer Care to provide consistent care for patients facing tough diagnoses. Here is a closer look at what the specialty of hematology oncology covers.

Conditions treated

Malignant hematologic conditions cared for by hematology oncologists include lymphoma, leukemia, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, and multiple myeloma. Non-malignant conditions such as thrombocytopenia, anemia, and inherited blood disorders are also treated. In care for more common cancers such as breast or lung cancer, hematologic oncologists can offer new drugs and biological treatments such as gene therapies that may prevent or treat these conditions. This type of care supplements more traditional therapies that have been established in the treatment of solid tumor cancers.

Cutting-edge trials and treatments

Through its partnership with Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare, Elmhurst Memorial Hematology Oncology Associates is able to give patients access to clinical trials for a wide range of common conditions. Participation in clinical trials can not only provide hope in certain cancer cases where conventional treatments are not promising, but it can advance the future of cancer care and promote the prevention of serious conditions that take the lives of millions of Americans each year.

For more details about Elmhurst Memorial Hematology Oncology Associates and the Amazing Cancer Care at Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare, call (331) 221-5900. You can also connect with Elmhurst Memorial online to explore their entire scope of advanced services. 

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