Coastal Cancer Center

Oncologists & Hematologists located in Myrtle Beach, Conway, Loris, & Murrells Inlet, SC

Blood disorders require a specialized level of care from a highly skilled physician. The hematology providers at Coastal Cancer Center in Myrtle Beach, Conway, Loris, and Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, are leaders in blood diseases and cancer services in the Grand Strand area. With four convenient locations, you can find expert medical care and advanced treatments in a comfortable and friendly environment you can trust. To learn more about the available hematology services at Coastal Cancer Center, call the office today.

Hematology Q & A

What is hematology?

Hematology is a specialized medical focus devoted to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of blood diseases. These disorders include both cancerous and noncancerous conditions affecting all aspects of your blood, including:

  • Red and white blood cells
  • Platelets
  • Bone marrow
  • The organs producing blood components, like the spleen

This distinct specialty is closely associated with oncology, which focuses on cancer.

What conditions do hematologists treat?

Hematologists specialize in managing a wide range of conditions, such as:

  • Hemophilia and other bleeding disorders
  • Lymphoma, leukemia, and other blood cancers
  • Conditions requiring stem cell or bone marrow treatments

Having to see a hematologist doesn’t mean you have cancer.

What kind of services do hematologists offer?

Coastal Cancer Center has provided treatment for blood disorders and cancer for over 36 years. Their commitment to providing specialty medical care made them a leader in the industry and they offer a wide range of services at each of their four locations, including:

  • Expert diagnostic imaging, including CT and PET scans, X-rays, bone scans, bone marrow tests, and bone density testing
  • Laboratory services with the most advanced chemistry testing, tumor markers, complete blood counts (CBCs), blood disorder testing, and iron tests
  • Symptom management to not only treat your condition, but also control symptoms such as pain
  • Education regarding your diagnosis and customized approaches to treatment

The hematologists at Coastal Cancer Center also offer comfortable, on-site infusion centers at each of their locations.

What can I expect from my first hematology appointment?

The first visit with a hematologist can be stressful and overwhelming, so the experienced team at Coastal Cancer Center recommend bringing a friend or family member for support during your first appointment.

Your first hematology appointment might include:

  • A comprehensive physical exam
  • Additional diagnostic screenings to help guide your treatment plan
  • Discussions with specialists working with your care team
  • Talking with a financial counselor about costs associated with your treatment and insurance coverage
  • Meeting your support service team, like patient navigators and pharmacists

During your treatment, your hematologist works closely with you to create a relationship built on trust and open dialogue. This commitment ensures you completely understand your diagnosis, treatment plan, and feel comfortable raising any concerns about your therapy.

Call Coastal Cancer Center to schedule an appointment today and learn more.