Having studied Hematology / Oncology,
Dr. Schnall has been trained
to diagnose and provide treatment for blood-related disorders and all types of cancer, which can range from the common to the very rare and complex. Dr. Schnall is trained to provide care as part of a multidisciplinary treatment team, working in conjunction with other physicians and specialists to ensure the highest possible standard of care.
Hematology/oncology is a highly specialized field of medicine that serves to diagnose and treat patients suffering from hematologic (blood-related) disorders and malignant (cancerous) diseases. Because many cancers involve the blood, and the two specialties of hematology and oncology often overlap in this regard, the specialized field of hematology/oncology has emerged.
Having trained in both hematology and oncology, these physicians are capable of diagnosing and treating both blood-related disorders and cancer as separate diseases. However, hematologist oncologists are also specialists at providing treatment for patients suffering from the many disorders that overlap into both specialties, such as cancers affecting the blood. Examples of these types of conditions include lymphoma, leukemia and myeloma, among others.
Hematologist oncologists often work as part of a multidisciplinary medical team to provide the requisite treatment to patients. Medical teams may include radiologists, psychiatrists and nuclear medicine specialists, among others. Hematologist oncologists draw upon their vast knowledge of both medical specialties to ensure that patients are receiving complete medical care, as disorders of this nature can be very complex and wide-ranging.
Having studied Hematology,
Dr. Schnall has been trained
to diagnose patients suffering from all types of blood and blood-borne disorders. Dr. Schnall is trained to create specialized treatment plans and educate patients on their conditions.
Hematology is a medical specialty focusing on the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of the disorders and diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs (such as bone marrow or lymphoid tissue). Hematologists are physicians trained to identify, diagnose and treat the various types and forms of hematologic (blood) disorders. Blood diseases are those that affect the blood, blood production and the components of blood, such as hemoglobin, blood cells and platelets, among others.
Hematologists are trained to diagnose hematologic disorders such as iron deficiency anemia, anemia, hemophilia, thalassemia, sickle cell disease, leukemia and malaria, among others. When screening for and diagnosing these and other disorders, Hematologists utilize a host of different tests and procedures. These may include complete blood count tests (CBC), which identify the number of red and white blood cells, as well as the number of platelets present in the patient’s blood. The results of this test are helpful when diagnosing diseases such as anemia or can be utilized in the initial stages of diagnosing a number of different cancers. Hematologists also conduct blood enzyme tests, which are helpful when diagnosing conditions such as heart attacks.