Medical Oncology

the process of medical oncology.

Oncology is the field of medicine that specializes in cancer. There are three main branches of oncology including medical oncology, surgical oncology, and radiation oncology. A medical oncologist is a physician who is trained to diagnose and treat different types of cancers with chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and targeted therapy. Medical oncologists must first undergo training in Internal Medicine prior to a specialization in oncology. At our practice, all Oncologists (cancer doctors) are also Hematologists (blood disorder doctors).

Our medical hematologists/oncologists can:

  • Diagnose and treat all types of cancers, including solid tumor cancers and blood cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma
  • Diagnose and treat common blood disorders including anemia, bleeding abnormalities, and clotting abnormalities
  • Explain cancer diagnosis and stage (describe the type and size of a tumor and how far it has spread)
  • Discuss treatment options including clinical trials
  • Collaborate with other medical professionals to determine a comprehensive treatment plan and work closely with your primary care doctor
  • Help to maintain the patient’s quality of life by managing pain and other symptoms, or side effects of treatment
  • Manage hematologic and oncologic problems during pregnancy
  • Help administer IV medications for rheumatologic, neurologic, and/or other medical conditions
  • Provide medical guidance through the course of treatment 
  • Provide resources to connect patients and caregivers to support services


Cancers Treated:

  • Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma
  • Adrenal
  • Bile Duct (Cholangiocarcinoma)
  • Bladder
  • Bone
  • Brain
  • Breast
  • Cervical
  • Colorectal
  • Esophageal
  • Eye
  • Gallbladder
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor
  • Head and Neck
  • Kidney
  • Laryngeal and Hypopharyngeal
  • Liver
  • Lung
  • Lymphoma (Hodgkin and Non-Hodgkin)
  • Melanoma
  • Meningioma
  • Mesothelioma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinus
  • Neuroendocrine
  • Oral and Oropharyngeal
  • Ovarian
  • Pancreatic
  • Parathyroid
  • Penile
  • Pituitary Adenoma
  • Prostate
  • Salivary Gland
  • Sarcoma
  • Sink
  • Small Intestine
  • Stomach
  • Testicular
  • Tymoma and Thymic
  • Thyroid
  • Unknown Primary
  • Uterine
  • Vaginal
  • Vulvar