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Cancer Center Education for Patients

What is Oncology? What is Hematology?

Once they are diagnosed with cancer, many patients and their caregivers turn to the internet to decipher the intimidating medical lexicon of cancer treatment. From confusing drug names to highly scientific treatment protocols and cancer sub-specialties, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. Here is a summary of cancer care you can find at Utah Hematology Oncology | Ogden Clinic.

Oncology is the study of cancer. An oncologist is a doctor who treats cancer and provides medical care for a person diagnosed with cancer. An oncologist may also be called a cancer specialist.

  • Medical oncologists treat cancer using medication, including chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and targeted therapy.
  • Hematologist-oncologists treat blood cancers, such as leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma.

What Can I Expect from an Ogden Clinic Oncologist?

An oncologist manages a patient's care throughout the course of the disease. Their role includes:

  • Recommending tests to determine whether a person has cancer
  • Explaining a cancer diagnosis, including the type and stage of the cancer
  • Talking about all treatment options and your treatment choice
  • Delivering quality and compassionate care
  • Helping you manage symptoms and side effects of cancer and its treatment

Your cancer treatment plan may include more than one type of treatment, such as surgery, cancer medications, and/or radiation therapy. That means different types of oncologists and other healthcare providers work together to create each patient’s overall treatment plan—called a multidisciplinary team. We are beside you through every milestone or bump in the road.

Our team created a thorough cancer education packet that we encourage patients to download and read. Obtain a copy here.

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