If you have been diagnosed with cancer, Warren Clinic in Tulsa, OK, has a Hematology Oncology unit with physicians who are trained to evaluate and treat patients with malignant diseases (cancers) and hematologic disorders (involving the blood and blood-forming organs). A cancer diagnosis often comes with little warning. An accurate hematology oncology diagnosis is critical for receiving the most-effective cancer treatment as early as possible.
Timely and Accurate Hematology Oncology Diagnoses
Most cancer patients are diagnosed by a family doctor or primary care physician, instead of a hematology oncology specialist. A primary doctor may know you and your family well, but may not be able to provide a complete diagnosis or recommend the most cutting-edge treatment options. Keep in mind, some cancers are quite difficult to diagnose accurately.
If you’re feeling pressure to quickly make decisions about your oncology care, our hematology oncology providers will guide you through the diagnosis and treatment process and recommend the most effective options based on patient need. You will be better equipped to make informed decisions if you take time to learn more about your illness, treatment options and the hematology oncology experts who are best qualified to diagnose your particular type of cancer.
Good communication with your hematology oncology specialists, physician care team, nurses and support staff is an important part of getting successful care. Throughout your treatment, make sure that your care providers are aware of your concerns, preferences and symptoms. Warren Clinic hematology oncology providers Muhammad Allahyar Janjua, M.D., and Jihad Khattab, M.D., will help guide your care with the life-saving resources available through the Natalie Warren Bryant Cancer Center
at Saint Francis Hospital.
Become an active participant in your hematology oncology care and ask your physician the details of your diagnosis, such as:
• Name of the cancer?
• Size? Location of the tumor?
• Success rate of each treatment and associated side effects?
• Treatment options available?
• Where did the cancer start? Has the cancer spread?
Also, recognize that this is a time of personal crisis, and your ability to retain information at the time of your hematology oncology visit may be compromised. It’s best to bring someone you trust, a family member or a friend, to your first few appointments. They can participate in the discussion, take notes or just listen and provide support. It can be helpful to have someone with you to help sift through the amount of information provided.
Learn More About Hematology Oncology at Warren Clinic
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