What is medical oncology?
Medical oncology is a branch of medicine that focuses on the prevention, treatment and diagnosis of cancerous tumors.
What is a medical oncologist?
Medical oncologists are doctors with special training in diagnosing and treating cancer. They are often the primary health care provider for someone who has cancer and play an important role in care plan development, therapy management and and care coordination among other cancer specialists.
MaineHeath medical oncologists support patients throughout their cancer journey with state-of-the-art treatments and compassionate, coordinated care. Our board-certified providers work with patients and their families to develop highly-individualized treatment strategies that meet each patient's unique needs and preferences. Our cancer care network extends across the region and includes patient navigators and access to clinical trials. Often, care can happen close to home.
What is hematology?
Hematologists are are specifically trained in the diagnosis and treatment of blood disorders. This includes conditions affecting red and white blood cells, platelets, lymph nodes, bone marrow, blood vessels, and the spleen.