Hematology Oncology specialists treat blood disorders and different types of cancer at NYC Health + Hospitals/South Brooklyn Health. We provide comprehensive care for oncology and hematology patients, including symptom management, bone marrow transplant care, and post-transplant care. We have state-of-the-art infusion pumps and a fully equipped infusion suite for chemotherapy and other cancer treatments, which significantly reduces the need for inpatient admissions.
We also provide a full range of chemotherapy treatment options, cutting-edge radiology equipment for rapid and accurate diagnosis and staging, and novel, targeted drugs, including monoclonal antibodies to treat specific cancers and cytokines that can regulate immunity.
Our board-certified hematologists/oncologists provide prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatment for several conditions, including:
Blood Disorders (hematology)
- Anemia: Also referred to as low hemoglobin, anemia occurs when a patient’s red blood cells do not carry enough oxygen through the body. There are many causes and forms of anemia. It can also be a complication of another underlying disease. Fatigue can often be a symptom of anemia, which can be diagnosed via a simple blood test. There are various treatment options for different types of anemias depending on the cause and severity.
- Bleeding Disorders: Bleeding disorders affect blood’s ability to clot. Hemophilia is an example of a blood disorder that is inherited. Bleeding disorders can also be caused by other diseases, such as anemia and leukemia. Symptoms of a bleeding disorder can include excessive bruising, heavy, long menstrual periods, frequent nosebleeds, or extensive bleeding from minor cuts, blood draws, surgery, or dental procedures. There are many prevention and treatment options for bleeding disorders, including infusions, and topical medications.
- Sickle Cell Disease: Sickle Cell Disease is a genetic condition that causes abnormal hemoglobin and a constant shortage of red blood cells. The disease can cause pain and serious health problems and infections. Patients can prevent and manage pain and other disease-related complications through lifestyle, medication, and other treatments. In cases of severe Sickle Cell Disease, bone marrow or stem cell transplants may be considered.
- Leukemia: Leukemia encompasses a broad array of blood cell cancers that inhibit the body’s ability to fight infection. Symptoms can include fever, persistent fatigue, losing weight without trying, and easy bruising.
- Lymphoma: Lymphoma is cancer of the lymphatic system, which is responsible for fighting germs and diseases in the body. The main types of lymphoma are Hodgkin’s lymphoma and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and both are related to the production of white blood cells. Symptoms can include swelling of lymph nodes in the neck, armpits, or groin, fever, fatigue, unexplained weight loss, and itchy skin.
At South Brooklyn Health, there are many treatments available for cancer patients, including chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiation, and bone marrow transplant.
Our highly skilled and experienced surgeons and interventional radiologists have the expertise to choose and administer the most effective therapies in partnership with patients and collaborating providers.
For more information about Hematology/Oncology Health or to schedule an appointment, please call 1-844-692-4692.