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Beaumont Hospitals, from which our Hematology Oncology Consultants doctors are aligned, has been rated among the nation’s “Best Hospitals” for cancer care. This honor, as well as being chosen as a Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP), demonstrates our dedication to providing effective and timely diagnosis, pioneering treatments, and compassionate care to our patients and their families.

Patients are encouraged to learn more about their condition and participate actively in developing an individualized treatment plan. Together we can implement the most current and progressive cancer treatments available today, while always working to improve outcomes.

Helpful References:

What is Hematology?

Hematology is the branch of internal medicine that is concerned with the study of blood, the blood-forming organs, and blood diseases. Hematology includes the study of etiology, diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and prevention of blood diseases.

Hematologists are concerned with:

  • treating bleeding disorders such as hemophilia and idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura
  • treating hematological malignancies such as lymphoma and leukemia
  • treating hemoglobinopathies
  • in the science of blood transfusion and the work of a blood bank
  • in bone marrow and stem cell transplantation

What is Oncology?

Oncology is a branch of medicine that deals with Cancer. Cancer is a class of diseases in which a group of cells display uncontrolled growth (division beyond the normal limits), invasion (intrusion on and destruction of adjacent tissues), and sometimes metastasis (spread to other locations in the body via lymph or blood).

Oncology is concerned with:

  • the diagnosis of any cancer in a person
  • therapy (e.g., surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and other modalities)
  • follow-up of cancer patients after successful treatment
  • palliative care of patients with terminal malignancies
  • screening efforts