Dr. Ayesha Cheema is a Primary Care Doctor with Mercy Personal Physicians at Columbia. She offers experienced and thoughtful primary care for adults of Howard County.
Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, includes disorders that cause inflammation of the intestines. IBD is treated at Mercy by expert gastroenterologists.
The surgeons of The Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery at Mercy treat a variety of conditions including gallbladder disease, gallstones, hernia, colon cancer and GERD.
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.
Chemotherapy is the use of chemical substances that work to kill fast-growing and reproducing cells, a characteristic common to cancer cells.
Medical Oncology and Hematology at Mercy in Baltimore offers chemotherapy as a treatment option for a variety of cancers. Our medical oncologists, in collaboration with other Mercy cancer specialists, develop individualized treatment plans for each patient.
Mercy offers chemotherapy infusion services at multiple locations throughout the Baltimore Metropolitan area.
Chemotherapy, also referred to as chemo, is a type of cancer treatment that uses drugs or medicines to destroy cancer cells. Chemotherapy works by stopping or slowing down the growth process of cancerous cells. During chemotherapy, healthy cells are harmed, like the lining of the mouth and intestines. It also typically causes hair loss.
Chemotherapy is not for all cancer patients. Your medical oncologist at Mercy will determine if chemotherapy is a treatment option for your type of cancer. Your doctor may include other cancer therapies along with chemotherapy.
Chemotherapy can be used for several reasons in treating cancer:
Chemotherapy may be performed with a number of methods including:
The side effects of chemotherapy are different for each patient. For most chemotherapy patients the side effects will end when the chemotherapy treatment is over. The most common side effects 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. Drs. David Riseberg, Sandy Kotiah, Richard Huslig, Peter Ledakis and Vinod Varki offer expertise in cancer treatment through chemicals, biological products and immunotherapy, including chemotherapy, chemoembolization, biological and endocrine therapies and radiofrequency abalation.
Medical Oncology and Hematology is part of The Institute for Cancer Care at Mercy Medical Center.
Dr. Sandy Kotiah serves as the Director of The Neuroendocrine Tumor Center at Mercy and leads a multidisciplinary team of doctors focused on providing some of the best treatment options for rare neuroendocrine diseases.
A Mercy patient says she believes in miracles after being diagnosed with primary peritoneal cancer and given a second chance at life.