Comprehensive services offered at SLO Oncology & Hematology Health Center
Your time is important. When you’re with our care team, we want you to get the most out of your visit. Our multidisciplinary team of physicians is ready to serve when you need us most. With a combination of expert knowledge, compassionate care, and personalized treatment plans, you can count on us to work for you.
Oncology is the branch of medicine that is dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. An oncologist is a doctor who specializes in oncology. There are three major areas of oncology, including medical, radiation, and surgery.
Hematology is the study of blood, blood-forming organs and blood diseases and also includes the treatment of blood disorders and malignancies.
Cancer treatment involves the use of surgery, radiation, medications and other therapies to cure a cancer, shrink a cancer or stop the progression of a cancer.
Chemotherapy is a treatment that uses drugs to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing.
Immunotherapy, also known as biological therapy, is a form of treatment given to cancer patients to help the immune system fight the cancer. Immunotherapy works either by suppressing or activating the immune system to get the desired response.