Hematology refers to the specialty of blood disorders. Our hematologists treat malignant and nonmalignant blood diseases including acute and chronic leukemias, Hodgkin's disease, non-Hodgkin's lymphomas, multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes and all other hematologic diseases, such as bleeding and clotting disorders.
Medical oncology refers to the use of drugs to control the growth of cancer (chemotherapy). Many different chemotherapy drugs exist, each fighting cancer cells in different ways. Chemotherapy can be used alone, with surgery and/or with radiation.
Chemotherapy can be delivered orally (by mouth), intravenously (infusion into the vein) and by injection (a shot).