Physicians in the hematologic oncology department at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), Phoenix treat leukemia, multiple myeloma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma and Hodgkin lymphoma cancers, as well as other blood disorders. Our hematologic oncologists in Arizona have extensive training and experience in blood diseases and cancers. Several years of additional, targeted training and education prepares our hematologic oncologists at our Phoenix hospital for the complexities associated with blood cancers.
Blood cancer affects the function and production of blood cells. Often, hematologic cancers start in the bone marrow, where blood is produced. Many blood cancers are the result of uncontrolled growth of an abnormal type of blood cell. These abnormal, cancerous blood cells prevent the blood from performing normal functions, such as fighting off infections or clotting the flow of blood. Members of the hematologic oncology team at CTCA® understand the complexities of blood cancer. They are trained to diagnose and treat patients with conventional techniques such as radiation, chemotherapy and surgery.
Our hematologic oncology doctors in Arizona also work closely with an extended team of supportive care clinicians who collaborate in both treating the cancer and helping patients manage side effects. Our oncologists are passionate about being proactive to managing treatment-related side effects. When patients are able to manage their pain and other complications, they may be better able to focus on healing and their quality of life. The hematologic oncologists at CTCA Phoenix follow a patient-centered, multidisciplinary approach to care, designed to allow patients and their families to make informed decisions about their treatment.