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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. Our hematologists and oncologists have years of experience in accurately diagnosing blood diseases and cancers that occur anywhere in the body by using state of the art technology. If you struggle with a blood disease or with a form of cancer, we encourage you to seek the medical services of our hematologists or oncologists, who will provide you with quality healthcare and effective treatment.

Targeted Treatment for Rapid Results

With the aid of reliable tests and precise examination methods, our oncologists will quickly identify the particularities of your disease. At Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital, we know that everyone has unique needs, especially when it comes to such a complex disease as cancer. We prioritize your wellbeing and safety, which is why we will recommend a treatment approach only after a thorough health examination. Our oncologists treat cancers affecting the colon, breasts, prostate, and lungs on a daily basis, but their extensive knowledge and vast experience are not limited to these types of malignant tumors. In conjunction with advanced medical technology, their knowledge and experience allow for the diagnosis and treatment of every type of cancer. Some of the cancer treatments you may be recommended are:

  • 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
  • surgery
  • targeted therapy
  • transfusions

Treatment of oncological conditions often involves 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. Cancer research and treatment have reached a whole new level since the possibility of identifying tumor markers, the 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.

Effective Treatment for Blood Diseases

If a disease is affecting your blood, you will most likely notice the effect it has on your entire body, since blood flows throughout every organ and tissue in your body. In addition to cancers of the blood, there are numerous other diseases and conditions that can affect your blood, such as:

  • aplastic anemia
  • iron-deficiency anemia
  • sickle cell anemia
  • hemophilia
  • blood clots
  • erythrocytosis
  • hemochromatosis
  • hypercoagulable disorder
  • immune thrombocytopenic purpura
  • leucocytosis
  • leucopenia
  • polycythemia

Accurate Diagnostic Methods for Blood Disease and Cancer

At Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital, we make use of 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 are followed by one or more of the following tests:

  • blood tests
  • bone marrow aspiration
  • bone marrow biopsy
  • computed tomography scan
  • magnetic resonance imaging scan
  • needle biopsy
  • open biopsy
  • positron emission tomography scan

After the initial provision of medical advice, our team of medical experts will plan and perform meticulous treatment options with the aim of restoring the best possible quality of life for each of our patients. Regardless of the severity or complexity of your blood disease or cancer, we encourage you to visit our hematology-oncology department for a correct and accurate diagnosis, as well as to receive the most effective treatment for your condition or disease. Because we strongly value the safety and wellbeing of our patients, we always strive to create a calm and relaxing environment so that you can easily open up to our medical professionals about your symptoms and the discomfort they are causing you in your everyday life.

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 the nose without any reason, heavy menstrual bleeding, bleeding into joints, and excessive postoperative bleeding.

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Many people present an increased risk for anemia due to diet deficiencies, and if 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 ways chemotherapy can be administered are in the form of pills and in the form of intrathecal/intraventricular injections when the drug goes directly into the spinal fluid.

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Hair loss affects the scalp, eyebrows and eyelashes, legs, armpits, and pubic area. The patient may lose hair as early as two to three weeks after the first treatment.

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