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Oncology

NOMS Oncology / Hematology specialists are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of blood disorders and cancerous diseases. Although hematology and oncology are two separate medical sub-specialties of internal medicine, the two often overlap due to the fact that many cancers affect the blood, and vice versa.

By completing training in both areas of medicine, oncologists / hematologists are uniquely situated to provide care for both blood-related disorders and malignant diseases (cancers), as well as the types of cancer that affect the blood. These include lymphoma, myeloma and leukemia, among others. Due to the complexity of these types of disorders, oncologists / hematologists are often consulted by other physicians and specialists. When providing care for these and other diseases, oncologists / hematologists often serve as part of a multidisciplinary medical team.

At a Glance

Iron-deficient Anemia

Iron-deficient anemia occurs when a decreased level of hemoglobin in the red blood cells (RBCs) is present. Hemoglobin is the protein that carries oxygen to the body’s tissues. Iron-deficient anemia is the most common type of anemia, and it occurs when your body doesn’t have enough of the mineral iron.

 

Lymphoma

Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system, part of the body’s immune system. The lymphatic system includes the lymph nodes, spleen, thymus gland and bone marrow. Lymphoma can affect all those areas as well as other organs throughout the body. There are many kinds of lymphoma but the main types are Hodgkin’s and Non-Hodgkin’s.

 

Hemophilia

Hemophilia is a disorder in which blood doesn't clot normally and excessive internal and or external bleeding is likely to occur after any injury or damage. Symptoms include many large or deep bruises, joint pain and swelling, unexplained bleeding, and blood in urine or stool. Treatment includes injections of a clotting factor or plasma.

 

Leukemia

Leukemia occurs when there is a malignant progression in which the bone marrow and other blood-forming organs produce increased numbers of immature or abnormal white cells. These suppress the production of normal blood cells, leading to anemia and other symptoms.

 

Conditions we Treat

Hemophilia Hodgkin Lymphoma Iron-deficiency Anemia Leukemia Lymphoma Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Sickle-cell Disease
 

Services & Treatments

  • Bone Marrow Testing
  • Chemotherapy
  • Hormone Therapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Risk Evaluation