Hematology and oncology are medical specialties devoted to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of blood diseases and cancer.
These specialists focus on disorders of the blood system, including anemia and various bleeding disorders. Hematology and oncology specialists also provide care throughout the course of cancer – from discovery, through treatment, to recovery and survivorship. Hematologists and oncologists use a range of treatment options for individualized care, including:
- Hormonal therapy
- Radiation therapy
- Infusion therapy
Hematologists and oncologists discuss these options with patients to determine the best course of treatment. If needed, they can refer patients to a surgeon or radiation oncologist for additional procedures.
In addition, hematologists and oncologists help patients with any treatment side effects, including nausea, intestinal issues, pain, or fatigue. They also continue to care for patients after treatment with routine assessments or screenings.
Patients should see hematologists and oncologists after getting a referral from their primary care physician. Patients with a family history of cancer may be at higher risk for cancer themselves and should discuss with their primary care physician the role of various screening tests in detecting cancer.
Collaboration with New York Cancer & Blood Specialists
To ensure our patients receive advanced hematology and oncology care and related services, ACPNY collaborates with New York Cancer & Blood Specialists (NYCBS), one of the nation’s largest oncology networks and region’s most dedicated cancer care providers. NYCBS aims to provide comprehensive, quality, and patient-centered care around their hematology and oncology needs.
A significant benefit to patients through this collaboration is the convenience of providers and services at the ACPNY office where you may be receiving primary and other care, along with the expanded range of services that NYCBS provides.
If you feel the need to see a hematologist and oncologist, please talk to your primary care provider.