What Is Hematology, And What Role Does It Play In Your Cancer Treatment?

If you've recently been diagnosed with cancer, you may be looking for a blood doctor, or a hematologist near me, who can give you insight into your disease. We offer hematology care led by Dr. Vir Nanda, a physician with many decades of experience, to ensure you get the effective treatment and compassionate care you need.


A hematologist who works with people who have or may have cancer specializes in examining blood cells to find abnormalities that may indicate disease. Your hematologist will work with you throughout your chemotherapy treatment. At each treatment, a small amount of blood will be drawn. This blood will be analyzed by your hematologist to ensure that your immune system is strong enough to receive chemotherapy. 


Over the course of chemotherapy, the immune system weakens. It's stronger on some days than others. Your hematologist will keep you safe by ensuring your blood signals that your immune system is strong enough to receive your scheduled treatment. If your immune system appears to be too compromised, you can always reschedule your treatment for another day.


At High Desert Oncology Center, we understand how scary it can be when you or a loved one get a cancer diagnosis. Dr. Vir Nanda and the rest of us are here to help you every step of the way, with state-of-the-art medical care. Reach out to us today to learn more about our treatment options.