Medical Oncology

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