Oncology is the branch of medicine focused on cancer, a group of more than 100 different diseases marked by uncontrolled, abnormal cell growth. Usually these cells form a lump or mass called a tumor. Cancers such as leukemia can also form in the blood without creating a tumor.
At Oncology Hematology Care, our physicians diagnose and treat nearly all types of cancer — tumors located in any organ in the body, as well as cancers of the blood. They use biopsies, endoscopy, imaging, nuclear medicine and blood tests to diagnose cancer. To treat the disease, our doctors customize each patient’s care, relying on tools such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy, bone marrow/stem cell transplant and surgery.
Depending on their area of specialization, our physicians may be:
- Medical oncologists
- Radiation oncologists
- Gynecologic oncologists
With our patients, we help to develop new treatments for cancer by participating in clinical trials. These studies test new treatment and prevention methods to find out if they are safe, effective and better than the best known treatment.