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Hematologic oncology

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Hematologic oncologists are trained in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of blood cancers and other blood-related disorders.

The hematologic oncologists at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) Phoenix use a wide range of diagnostic tools and advanced treatment options for patients with hematologic malignancies. Our hematologic oncology team offers cancer care with a personalized approach, tailoring treatment plans to each patient's specific needs.

Joining forces against blood cancers

CTCA® is now part of City of Hope®, a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and pioneer in the treatment of blood cancers. Together, CTCA and City of Hope have created the largest bone marrow and stem cell transplant program in the United States, developing a comprehensive, patient-centered model of cancer care that’s delivering advanced treatments to even more patients, with the sense of urgency they deserve.

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Stem cell transplants

Blood cancers may damage blood cells in the lymph system and bone marrow, making it difficult for the body to produce new and healthy cells. As the damaged blood cells divide, they crowd out healthy cells, produce a variety of symptoms, such as fatigue, joint pain and fever, and may damage the immune system. 

To help patients with blood cancers produce new, normal cells, our doctors may recommend a stem cell transplant as part of the treatment plan. Stem cells, immature cells found in bone marrow and blood, develop into different types of cells, including blood cells. A stem cell transplant infuses healthy stem cells into the body to stimulate new bone marrow growth, suppress the disease and reduce the possibility of a recurrence. Stem cells are collected from circulating blood, also called peripheral blood.

At CTCA Phoenix, your stem cell transplant will be managed by a board-certified hematologic oncologist. You will receive around-the-clock monitoring and care by a team of clinicians dedicated to making sure you and your family are comfortable throughout your treatment.

Learn more about stem cell transplants at CTCA Phoenix.

The hematologic oncology team at CTCA Phoenix

If you're fighting a hematologic cancer, it's important to find an experienced cancer team that's committed to helping you reach your individual treatment goals. Read more about the world-class, multidisciplinary team of blood cancer experts we’ve assembled, all under one roof.

A comprehensive team approach

At CTCA Phoenix, our hematologic cancer experts are devoted to one mission—treating patients with the personalized, comprehensive care they need and the compassion they deserve. Each patient’s care team is led by a hematologic oncologist and may also include a nurse, who will help you keep track the appointments, follow up on tests and answer your questions.

Blood cancer patients at CTCA Phoenix are treated by a multidisciplinary care team that not only treats your cancer, but also offers supportive care services designed to keep you strong, help reduce side effects and maintain quality of life—before, during and after treatment.

As part of our whole-person model of care, your CTCA blood cancer care team may recommend a range of supportive care services, such as:

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"I am thankful for CTCA. I felt genuine concern and empathy from the doctors and nurses. No one made me feel silly about the questions I had, and they were all thoughtfully answered. As I continue my care at CTCA, I know my doctors and everyone there truly cares about me and my well-being. I am not just a number—they all know me and my family. That alone is extraordinary to me."

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