Hematology/Oncology

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Hematology-oncology is the branch of medicine that researches and deals with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of blood diseases and cancers. Diseases that are diagnosed and treated at the hematology-oncology department of Marina Del Rey Hospital include: iron deficiency anemia, hemophilia, sickle cell disease, leukemias and lymphomas, etc.

Targeted Treatment for Rapid Results

With the aid of reliable tests and precise examination methods, our oncologists will quickly identify the particularities of your condition

We know that everyone’s needs are unique, especially when it comes to such a complex disease as cancer. We prioritize your wellbeing.

Hematology-Oncology Conditions Treated at Marina Del Rey Hospital

Oncologists at Marina Del Rey Hospital treat cancers such as colon, breast, prostate and lung cancer on a daily basis, but their knowledge and extensive experience is not limited to these types of tumors. Knowledge and experience further combined with advanced medical technology allows for the diagnosis and treatment of every type of cancer. Hematologists at our hospital deal with malignant and non-malignant blood conditions, but also provide blood-forming stem cell and bone marrow transplantation from autologous and allogeneic sources.

Conditions treated at Marina Del Rey Hospital include:

  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Acute Myelogenous Leukemia
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Hodgkin's Lymphoma (Hodgkin's Disease)
  • Kidney Cancer (Renal Cell Cancer)
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer

More than one of these conditions is included in the list of leading causes of death in the US.

Hematology and Oncology Treatments at Our Hospital

Treatment of oncology and hematology conditions often involve a multidisciplinary approach, which is the reason why designing the best and most efficient treatment plan is almost in every case the result of teamwork. Our medical experts have extensive experience that includes training in chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, surgery, radiation therapy and side effects management. Treatment options available at Marina Del Rey Hospital include:

  • Apheresis services
  • Biological therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Hormonal therapy
  • Infusions of antibiotics
  • Outpatient and inpatient care
  • Personalized cancer care
  • Radiation therapy
  • Short-term and long-term care and disease management
  • Surgery
  • Targeted therapy
  • Transfusions

Cancer research and treatment has reached a whole new level since the possibility of identifying tumor markers, likelihood of cancer recurrence and the likelihood of response to particular drugs. These are all valuable tools that help our medical experts respond to the individual challenges that have to be met in the case of each and every patient.

Hematology and Oncology Tests & Diagnosis

At Marina Del Rey Hospital we make use of all advanced diagnostic tools, so that we can diagnose and treat the widest spectrum possible of cancers and blood diseases. Thorough physical examination and the study of medical history is followed by one or more of the following tests:

  • Blood tests
  • Bone marrow aspiration
  • Bone marrow biopsy
  • Computed tomography (CT) scan
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan
  • Needle biopsy
  • Open biopsy
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scan

After an initial provision of medical advice, our team of medical experts at Marina Del Rey Hospital plans and performs meticulous treatment options, with the aim to restore the best possible quality of life for each of our patients.

We Play an Active Role in Our Community

Through general lectures and events for patients and residents, seminars for therapists, and meetings with doctors and staff. Register for a seminar or join us for a special event at Marina Del Rey Hospital.

Frequently Asked Questions

Blood cancer is a condition that affects the production as well as the normal functioning of blood cells.

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The symptoms of bleeding disorders include bleeding gums, easy bruising, heavy bleeding from minor cuts, bleeding from nose without any reason, heavy menstrual bleeding, bleeding into joints, and excessive post-operative bleeding.

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Many people present an increased risk for anemia due to diet deficiencies, and is they suffer from chronic diseases, intestinal disorder and infections.

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Chemotherapy is one of the treatment methods used to treat cancer forms. Most often it is given as an intravenous injection. Other forms chemotherapy can be administered are in form of pills and in form of intrathecal/intraventricular injections when the drug goes directly into the spinal fluid.

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Hair loss may occur, but not with all chemotherapy drugs. The amount of hair lost depends on the type of chemotherapy drug, and also varies from slight thinning to complete loss or baldness.

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