Hematology deals with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of blood, bone marrow, lymph glands, spleen, and vascular system. Medical oncology deals with the diagnosis and treatment of neoplastic disease.
Historically, hematology and oncology were one specialty, sharing areas of interest and activity, such as hematologic malignancies (leukemias and lymphomas). They are combined in most fellowship programs today and there are only a few hematology fellowships in existence. However, it is possible to seek Board-certification in only hematology today. Advocating for this career pathway, the American Society of Hematology has developed a separate website, Why Choose Hematology?
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Dr. Antoine Sayegh is a hematologist and medical oncologist practicing in Sacramento and Roseville, California. He grew up in Aleppo, Syria, and studied premed and medical education at Aleppo University School of Medicine, where he graduated second in his class of 234 in 1979. Dr. Sayegh completed......MORE >
American Society of Clinical Oncology
The American Society of Clinical Oncology is a non-profit organization founded in 1964 with the overarching goals of improving cancer care and prevention. ... MORE >