Oncology & Hematology Specialists
Passionate Treatment for Cancer Patients
Our oncologists are truly passionate about treating hematological and cancer disorders. They develop strong relationships with patients as they become a part of their life journey. Unfortunately, many of the diagnoses our oncologists encounter weigh heavily on families. The journey can become difficult, but our doctors are with their patients every step of the way. Not everything is preventable, but with the right touch, healing can be achieved in any manner.
Oncology is the branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer. Though all cancer results from the same general biochemical events, slight differences in the types of cells that eventually become cancerous greatly affect how the disease is treated.
Conditions and Treatments
State-of-the-Art Cancer Care
Treating cancer is one of the most complex endeavors in medical care. Modern cancer treatment is made possible due to an ability to precisely identify specific cancers that allow oncologists to tailor treatment to the specific needs of the patient and the disease. Many current approaches to cancer treatment work only when the specific cells that cause cancer, along with their unique characteristics, are known.
Perhaps the most important advancement in the treatment of cancer in recent years has been the development of immunologic therapy or immunotherapy, which recruits the body’s own immune system to help fight cancer. Immunologic therapy is custom-tailored not just to the individual cancer being treated, but to the individual patient as well. Immunotherapy uses monoclonal antibodies, oncolytic viruses, interferons, interleukins, T-cell therapy, and cancer vaccines to boost the body’s natural defenses against cancer. By specifically targeting individual cancer subtypes, immunotherapy is vastly improving the success rates of cancer therapy.
The most important principle in all cancer therapy, however, is early diagnosis. The sooner a cancer is caught, the more likely it is that it can be cured. Oncologists continue to push the limits of blood testing, imaging (x-ray, CT, MRI, etc.), and other methods of early diagnosis in order to make cancer care more effective and improve long-term survival rates. Thanks to the efforts of oncologists, once-incurable cancers like leukemia, testicular cancer, lymphoma, and sarcoma are becoming increasingly curable, sometimes even when metastatic.
Oncology & Hematology Services in These Locations
Oncology & Hematology Specialists
Jocelyn Walker, NP
John G. Knecht III, MD
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When you choose to be cared for by CLS Health providers, you can have peace of mind knowing that all aspects of your care are coordinated. Using secure electronic medical records, your CLS Health primary care physicians and oncology and hematology specialists will have visibility into any test results or treatment plans. This seamless integration allows us to provide comprehensive, personalized care right when you need it.
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At CLS Health, we serve patients with many types of insurance coverage offered by many different companies and entities. CLS and its providers accept Medicare, Medicaid, and most major health plans outlined on our insurance information page. Remember to always check with your health insurance carrier regarding specific covered services. The list grows and changes frequently. If you don’t see your insurance listed or if you have any questions, please contact us.