Dr. Christian Okoye is a Board Certified radiation oncologist, providing focused care for cancer patients.
Mercy's team of cancer doctors diagnose and treat melanoma, a very serious form of skin cancer.
Pulmonologists at The Lung Center at Mercy treat patients with lung conditions including COPD, lung cancer and interstitial lung disease.
Mercy offers emergency care on the Downtown Baltimore campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (410-332-9477) with access to a trained emergency medicine team, diagnostic services and consultations with specialists.
In case of an Emergency, Dial 911 and follow the instructions of the EMS (Emergency Medical Services) team.
Mercy Medical Center's downtown campus includes our Main Hospital - The Mary Catherine Bunting Center, McAuley Plaza and The Weinberg Center.
General visiting hours at Mercy are 11:00 am to 8:30 pm. Hours vary by floor, please check with the nursing staff or call 410-332-9555.
The National Heart, Blood and Lung Institute reports that more than 3 million people in the United States have the blood disorder anemia. Our medical oncologists at Medical Oncology and Hematology at Mercy diagnose and treat a range of blood disorders including anemia.
Anemia is a blood disorder that occurs when the blood does not have enough red blood cells, also called hemoglobin. Red blood cells carry oxygen from the lungs to other areas of the body. When the red blood cells are low they lack oxygen, causing the organs not to function properly and leaving a feeling of fatigue. Women and people with chronic conditions are at the greatest risk for anemia.
There are many different forms of anemia and each with different causes. The most common type of anemia is iron deficiency. Other types of anemia include:
Certain risk factors may increase the chances of getting anemia:
Anemia symptoms are slow to develop. Early on, the anemia symptoms may be nonexistent. However, when symptoms do progress, they may include:
To test for anemia, your doctor will perform a physical exam as well as discuss nutrition, medications, and obtain a family history. A Complete Blood Count (CBC) blood test also will be recommended.
Treatment for anemia will depend on the type of anemia. Severe cases of anemia may require a blood transfusion or surgery. Some common treatment options include:
Medical Oncology and Hematology at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, provides diagnosis and treatment for a broad range of cancers including leukemia and lymphoma, neuroendocrine tumors, colorectal cancer, breast cancer, gynecologic cancers, prostate cancer and lung cancer. Experienced medical oncologists and hematologists offer expertise in cancer treatment through chemicals, biological products and immunotherapy, including chemotherapy, chemoembolization, as well as biological and endocrine therapies.
Medical Oncology and Hematology is part of The Institute for Cancer Care at Mercy Medical Center.
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