Oncology Specialist

Apollo Medical

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

A cancer diagnosis impacts every aspect of your life. That’s why you deserve high-quality care from a trusted, compassionate oncologist. At Apollo Medical in Hot Springs and Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, Katherine Hurst, MD, and Neeraj Bharany, MD, provide patient-centered care from the moment you’re diagnosed to your final treatment. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Bharany, call Apollo Medical or book online today.

Oncology Q & A

What is oncology?

Oncology focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. Your primary care doctor typically refers you to an oncologist if they suspect abnormalities in your health that may indicate cancer, such as unusual blood test results or a painless lump that hasn’t subsided on its own.

Are there different types of oncology?

There are several types of oncologists, including pediatric oncologists, surgical oncologists, gynecologic oncologists, and hematologist–oncologists. Dr. Bharany is a hematologist–oncologist who specializes in cancers of the blood and bone marrow, such as leukemia and lymphoma.

Which types of cancer do oncologists treat?

Oncologists treat any type of cancer, including breast cancer, liver cancer, kidney cancer, and colorectal cancer. Dr. Bharany offers innovative cancer treatments at Apollo Medical Clinic, such as cryoablation — a minimally invasive procedure in which Dr. Bharany delivers liquid nitrogen or argon gas to cancerous tissue to destroy it.

As a hematologist–oncologist, Dr. Bharany primary treats blood and bone marrow cancers, including:

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, easily bruised skin, and frequent infections. With early intervention, you can increase your chances of making a full recovery from leukemia.

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 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 Hodkin’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.

As an experienced hematologist-oncologist, Dr. Bharany can diagnose and treat many different types of cancer. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Bharany, call Apollo Medical or book online now.