Oncology refers to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, and hematology refers to the diagnosis and treatment of both cancerous and non-cancerous blood disorders. The medical oncology and hematology team at LewisGale Physicians specializes in both medical oncology and hematology.
Treatment options for cancer provided by our medical and hematology oncologists may include, among others, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and targeted therapies such as molecule inhibitors and monoclonal antibodies. Treatment options for non-cancerous blood disorders may include blood transfusions, infusion therapy, and medication.
Depending on your cancer type or stage, you may need surgery and radiation therapy provided by other cancer care specialists affiliated with LewisGale Physicians and LewisGale Regional Health System.
Your cancer care team may include, but not be limited to:
- Infectious disease specialists
- Medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists
- Primary care providers
- Radiologists and interventional radiologists
- Specialized surgeons and surgical oncologists
Your cancer care team may also include:
- Lymphedema team
- Survivorship team
- Genetic specialists
- Nurse navigators
- Oncology social workers
- Physical and occupational therapists
The oncologists at LewisGale Physicians participate in weekly LewisGale Regional Health System “Tumor Board” meetings that include physicians across specialties who share knowledge and insights to help develop the most effective treatment option for each patient. We are also part of the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at LewisGale Regional Health System. As part of Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare, our oncology experts ensure you have access to locally trusted care with the support of a globally recognized network.
To schedule an appointment, ask your physician for a referral, call one of our conveniently located clinics, or click on the location to schedule an appointment online.
When should you start breast cancer screenings?
The answer may vary. Use our online assessment to gain insight and determine breast cancer health risk factors.
Types of cancer we treat
- Bladder cancer
- Brain tumors
- Breast cancer
- Colorectal cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Gastrointestinal cancer
- Genitourinary cancer
- Gynecologic cancer
- Head and neck cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Leukemia and blood-related cancers
- Liver cancer
- Lung and chest cancers
- Pancreatic and liver cancers
- Peritoneal carcinoma and peritoneal mesothelioma
- Pituitary cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Renal cancer
- Skin cancer, including melanoma
- Spinal cancer
- Thyroid cancer
Cancer treatments and services
Some of the treatments provided by other cancer care team specialists include surgery (including robotic-assisted), radiation therapy, brachytherapy, and interventional radiologic procedures.
- Hormonal / endocrine therapy
- Biological therapy / immunotherapy
- Targeted therapy with monoclonal antibodies and small molecule inhibitors
Some of the treatments provided by other cancer care team specialists include surgery, robotic-assisted, radiation therapy, brachytherapy, and interventional radiologic procedures.
Should you be screened for colorectal cancer?
When diagnosed early, colorectal cancer is highly treatable. Use our online tool to find out your risk and what you can do about it.
Through our affiliation with LewisGale Regional Health System, you’ll also have access to cancer screenings, clinical trials, complementary cancer support groups, and many other support services.
We understand a cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming and lead to a long journey. That doesn’t mean you need to go through it alone. We’re here to support you every step of the way in your fight against cancer.