Treatments for cancers and blood disorders vary greatly. Many factors are considered for your personalized cancer treatment, such as the type of cancer, its stage and location, your general health, age, medical history and genetic makeup. You and your doctor will set a course together to achieve the best possible outcome.
Medical oncology involves the diagnosis and treatment of cancer with chemotherapy and other medications such as oral oncolytics and targeted therapies.
Hematology is the study of blood, blood disorders and the blood-forming organs and problems with the red and white blood cells, platelets, blood vessels, bone marrow, lymph nodes, spleen and the blood clotting process. If you are diagnosed with a blood condition, your doctor may refer you to a hematologist.