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Ocean Hematology & Oncology
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Diagnosis and Treatment of Blood Disorders and Cancer in Lakewood, NJ

Receive medical evaluations and excellent care for cancer and blood disorders from Ocean Hematology & Oncology in Lakewood, New Jersey.

Evaluation & Management of Blood Disorders

Ocean Hematology & Oncology specializes in the evaluation and management of blood disorders, dealing with complications of the blood cells and abnormalities in the coagulation system.

Our blood contains different types of cells; red blood cells (RBC's), White Blood Cells (WBC's), and platelets. Red blood cells carry oxygen to the body in the form of hemoglobin. Low hemoglobin levels result in a disorder known as anemia. Which can be a result of a wide range of disorders from a simple iron deficiency to serious diseases such as leukemia and other types of blood cancer. White blood cells are responsible for fighting infections. A low WBC count is known as leucopenia, and a high WBC count is called leukocytosis. Low platelet counts may result in bleeding and easy bruises.

Bleeding disorders are a common result of a deficiency of the coagulation factors in the blood or from abnormal platelets. Bleeding is controlled by the proteins known as coagulation factors. Precise analysis of these factors is necessary to identify the deficiency that leads to bleeding disorders.
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Early Diagnosis & Treatment of Cancer

Cancer is a class of diseases or disorders characterized by abnormal and uncontrollable growth of cells. It can arise in any part of the body (primary site). Cancer spreads by direct invasion to the adjacent organs.

Cancer can also disseminate through the blood and the lymphatic system to other parts of the body in--a process called metastasis. The treatment of cancer depends on the primary site, the stage of cancer, and the presence or absence of metastasis. The earlier cancer is diagnosed and treated, the better the outcome.

Surgery, Chemotherapy & Radiation Therapy

Common treatments for cancer include surgery, chemotherapy, and/or radiation therapy. Surgery aims to provide local control and to excise the involved sites. Chemotherapy is a drug so potent that it can arrest the growth of cancer cells, and ideally kill them. Because chemo is provided via infusion or injection, it helps control the spread of cancer cells throughout the body. It should only be administered by authorized and trained personnel. Radiation therapy utilizes X-ray beams to destroy cancer cells, and provide local control.

Laboratory Services

Our laboratory is equipped with the latest equipment to do CBCs (Complete Blood Counts) on-site. Our phlebotomists and laboratory technicians are highly skilled and personable. Additionally, we interpret blood smears to identify normal and abnormal cells in the blood.

Bone Marrow Evaluation

We perform bone marrow aspiration and biopsies on-site. Bone marrow is the soft tissue found in the hollow interior of bones. In adults, marrow in large bones produces new blood cells. Examining a sample of bone marrow can shed light into many blood disorders, such as anemia and abnormal WBC.

Bone marrow biopsies also aid in the diagnosis of cancers of the hematopoietic cells, such as leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma. A sample of bone marrow is taken from the flat part of the pelvic bone from the back, under local anesthesia. The procedure takes about 10 to 15 minutes, and patients are allowed to drive home and return to normal activities the same day.
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Patient & Family Education

Cancer treatment is tailored on an individual basis, even though general guidelines are available for treatment. A thorough understanding of your disease and treatment options is essential to cancer care.

We take special efforts to educate our patients and their families. In addition, we provide reading materials and information about websites that help patients learn about their disease.

Clinical Trials

Interested in getting involved in a clinical trial? Clinical trials are available for eligible patients who are interested in participating in research. Call today for more information!