Hematology & Oncology Specialist

Apollo Medical

Internal Medicine & Hematologists located in Hot Springs, AR & Hot Springs Village, AR

Blood disorders are serious diseases affecting people of all ages, from teengers to older adults. While many blood disorders are rare, it’s important to seek care from an expert at the first sign of trouble. At Apollo Medical in Hot Springs and Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, board-certified oncologist and hematologist Neeraj Bharany, MD, has nearly 30 years of experience diagnosing and treating blood disorders, like sickle cell anemia and leukemia. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Bharany, call Apollo Medical or book a visit online today.

Hematology & Oncology Q & A

What is hematology?

Hematology is the study of blood and blood disorders. Dr. Bharany specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating disorders of the blood and lymphatic system, including cancer and conditions such as:

Anemia

If you have anemia, your body isn’t producing enough red blood cells, a shortage that can cause fatigue, dizziness, and shortness of breath.

Sickle cell anemia

Sickle cell disease causes your red blood cells to contort into an abnormal sickle shape. Fatigue, pain, and sudden infections are the most common signs of this rare disease.

Sepsis

Sepsis is a blood infection that causes inflammation throughout the entire body. This life-threatening condition leads to fever, low blood pressure, and shortness of breath.

Hemophilia

Hemophilia is a very rare condition in which your blood can’t clot on its own, leading to extreme bleeding.

Deep vein thrombosis

Deep vein thrombosis is a disorder causing blood clots deep within the veins, often in the legs. What makes this condition so dangerous is that these clots can loosen and make their way into your lungs.


What is oncology?

Oncology focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. Cancer patients at Apollo Medical have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials when they’ve available or to be a candidate for a clinical trial at specialized centers.

As a specialist in medical oncology and hematology, Dr. Bharany has extensive experience diagnosing and treating certain types of cancer.


Which types of cancer do medical oncologists treat?

Medical oncologists perform nonsurgical cancer treatments such as chemotherapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapy, and cryoablation. Dr. Bharany specializes in treating cancers, such as:

Lung cancer

The smoke you inhale from cigarettes, pipes, cigars, and environmental carcinogens such as asbestos damage cells in your lungs and can trigger abnormal growths that become cancer. The top symptoms of lung cancer include a persistent cough, chest discomfort, shortness of breath, wheezing, and fatigue.

Lymphoma

Lymphoma affects the lymph nodes, spleen, bone marrow, and thymus gland. The telltale signs of this rare disease include hard, swollen lymph nodes, fatigue, and weight loss.

Leukemia

Leukemia affects the body’s blood-forming tissues and often targets white blood cells — the main blood cells that fight infection. Signs and symptoms of leukemia include constant fatigue, chills, night sweats, skin that bruises easily, and frequent infections.

Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system that causes persistent night sweats, chills, weight loss, and fatigue. The telltale signs of lymphoma include sudden, painless swollen lymph nodes in the neck, groin, and armpits. While anybody can get lymphoma, it most commonly affects men between the ages of 15 and 30 and those over the age of 55.

Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is more common than Hodgkin’s lymphoma. It occurs when your body produces too many abnormal white blood cells, called lymphocytes. Most people with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma experience fever, night sweats, fatigue, belly pain, and swollen lymph nodes in the neck, armpits, or groin.

To schedule an appointment with the team, call Apollo Medical or book online now.