Hematology & Oncology

Did you know blood is the life-maintaining fluid that circulates through the body's heart, arteries, veins, and capillaries? It carries away waste matter and carbon dioxide, and brings nourishment, electrolytes, hormones, vitamins, antibodies, heat and oxygen to the tissues. Because the functions of blood are many and complex, there are many disorders that require clinical care by a physician. These conditions include benign (non-cancerous) disorders, as well as cancers that occur in blood.

The Cancer Center at Springfield Clinic diagnoses, evaluates and treats patients with malignant diseases (cancers) and hematologic disorders (involving the blood and blood-forming organs). Springfield Clinic hematologists and oncologists treat every type of known blood disorder and cancer, from the most common to the rarest forms of disease. In addition, innovative services and treatments are available to help diagnose problems, reduce pain and promote healing.

Cancer. It's a word no one likes to hear and a diagnosis no one wants. We understand that caring for patients with cancer means caring for the whole patient - body, mind and spirit. At Springfield Clinic, we put our patients first in an effort to deliver the best cancer care.  First and foremost, It is important for everyone to have a basic understanding about the nature, diagnosis, causes, prevention, and treatment of cancer. 

Understanding Cancer 

The Cancer Center physicians provide comprehensive evaluation for cancer treatment.  Our cancer care focuses on awareness, early detection, treatment and rehabilitation of many cancers, including:

  • AIDS-related Cancers
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Care 
  • Cervical Cancer 
  • Childhood Cancer
  • Colon and Rectal Cancer
  • Endocrine Cancer
  • Endometrial Cancer 
  • Eye Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Germ Cell Cancers
  • Gynecologic Cancers
  • Head and Neck Cancers
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Mouth and Oral Cancer
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Neurological Cancers
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Sarcoma
  • Skin Cancer
  • Thoracic (Chest) Cancer Care
  • Throat Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer

Once the cancer is diagnosed, an evaluation will be made to determine the extent (stage) of the cancer and the potential treatment.  There are many different methods of treating cancer.  Services provided by The Cancer Center at Springfield Clinic include:

  • Chemotherapy and hormonal therapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Immunologic therapy of cancer
  • Education and prevention, screening and early detection, coordination of cancer care services
  • Providing diagnostic testing and treatment recommendations for blood disorders
  • Genetic testing for cancer risk factors, including BRCA (BRCA1 and BRCA2) testing
  • Comprehensive breast cancer specialized clinic
  • Bone marrow transplantation
  • Support services
  • Palliative care
Hematology and Oncology at Springfield Clinic
QOPI Certification Program Quality Cancer Care: Recognizing Excellence
Springfield Clinic physicians and staff work closely with surgeons, radiation oncologists and other specialists to:
  • Help patients understand their diagnosis
  • Develop individualized treatment plans
  • Coordinate all aspects of treatment
  • Provide effective surgical, chemotherapy and immunotherapy treatment