Oncologist / Cancer Specialist / Hematologist
/ Oncologist / Cancer Specialist / Hematologist
Oncologists provide diagnosis and treatment of human solid tumors, including lung, breast, colon, rectum, anus, small bowel, liver, biliary system, pancreas, stomach, esophagus, kidney, bladder, prostate, testes, uterus, ovary, crevix, skin and head and neck cancers. Hematology includes the diagnosis and treatment of hematologic (blood) malignancies, including Hodgkin's disease, non-Hodgkin's lymphomas, myeloproliferative disorders, myelodysplastic syndroms and leukemias. In addition, diagnosis and treatment of non-malignant hematologic disorders, including anemia, thalassemias, clotting disorders, sickle cell disease and hemophilia are included in Hematology. Hematologists and Oncologists work with outpatient and inpatient administration of chemotherapy, colony stimulating factors, IV fluids and antibiotics, hospital-based blood product transfusions, and coordination with surgical and radiation specialists, including combined modality chemo-radiotherapy.