Florida Hospital Flagler patients not only benefit from talented physicians, specialists and nurses collaborating on their case, but they also have access to the latest technology and treatment options. Florida Hospital Flagler provides diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of all malignant disorders including solid tumors and hematologic malignancies.
Chemotherapy, sometimes just called "chemo", is the use of medicine(s) to treat disease. Although surgery and radiation therapy remove, destroy, or damage cancer cells in a specific area, chemotherapy works throughout the body. Frequently, a combination of these different types of treatment will be used together. Depending on the type of cancer and its stage of development, chemotherapy can be used to achieve different goals. Together you will discuss with your physician the goals, side effects and risks of your chemotherapy prior to starting your treatment.
Hematology is the field of Internal Medicine that includes the study, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases of blood and bone marrow. Hematologists evaluate and treat patients with anemia, thrombocytopenia, enlarged lymph nodes or spleen, bleeding and clotting disorders, and other abnormalities of blood and bone marrow.
Florida Hospital Flagler Hematologists also prescribe chemotherapy, immunosuppressive, growth factor, and biological therapy for benign and malignant blood disorders.
A few common cancer and blood diseases include:
- Bleeding Disorders
- Coagulation/Thrombotic Disorders
- Disorders of the Bone Marrow
- Hodgkin's Disease
- Multiple Myeloma
- Sickle Cell Disease and Thalassemias