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Hematology & Oncology

Infirmary Health’s Diagnostic & Medical Oncology and Hematology department offers specialized treatments for those with cancer or blood disorders in Mobile. As the largest advanced surgical provider in the Mobile area and with over 60 clinics and four hospitals, Infirmary Health is well situated to provide for your healthcare needs and ensure that if you have cancer or blood disorder you get the treatment that you need.

What Is Hematology?

Hematology is the study of and treatment of disorders of the circular system and blood itself. Hematologists often focus on the lymph nodes and bone marrow as well as the spleen, thymus and lymphoid tissue.

Hematologists such as our specialists at Infirmary Health often treat such conditions as:

  • Leukemia
  • Anemia
  • Hemophilia
  • Low blood platelets.
  • Hodgkin’s disease
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Myeloma

To diagnose and treat these disorders, hematologists are trained in analyzing your blood. They check such things as:

  • Blood cell count and analysis
  • Prothrombin time (analyzing for bleeding and clotting irregularities)
  • Platelet count
  • Blood enzyme tests

When a disorder is discovered, hematologists are trained in the therapeutic ways to treat the disease which can include a combination of medications and blood transfusions in order to restore balance in your bloods makeup and hormonal levels or remove an infection

What Is Oncology?

Oncology is the study and treatment of cancers and tumors in the body.

The types of cancers that our Infirmary Health Oncologists regularly treat include:

  • Breast cancer
  • Brain cancers
  • Sarcoma and bone cancers
  • Gynecological cancers
  • Genitourinary cancers (prostate, kidney, bladder, adrenal, and testicular cancers)
  • Melanoma
  • Skin cancer
  • Lung cancer

Infirmary Health’s oncologists offer a number of different cancer screenings for a multitude of cancers in order to catch cancer as early as possible. You should screen yourself for cancers on a regular basis as part of your yearly routine.

If a cancer is found, oncologists will begin the treatment process. Cancer treatments are usually divided into three major categories:

  • Medical/chemotherapy
  • Surgical
  • Radiation

The specific treatment you should use depends on the type of cancer and how advanced the cancer is.

Call today to schedule an appointment with one of our hematologists or oncologists: (251) 435-2400.

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