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I Would Like To Know If A Hematologist And A Multiple Myeloma Specialist The Same? Yes Or No I’m Still New

I Would Like To Know If A Hematologist And A Multiple Myeloma Specialist The Same? Yes Or No I’m Still New

A MyMyelomaTeam Member said:

A hematologist studies blood disorders - this could range from types of anemia to blood cancers. A hematologist who devotes extra time and education into a specialty, such as multiple myeloma, would be an expert in that disease. A hematologist/oncologist has already spent considerable time and developed an expertise in blood cancers. Not all hematologists are experts in multiple myeloma. Not all oncologists are hematologists (for example an oncologist might specialize in lung cancer). Large institutions usually have an array of specialists - smaller groups may have hem-onc but probably not an expert in multiple myeloma. I am fortunate that my hem-onc at MD Anderson, Camden, NJ has alot of MM under his belt and I am most blessed to have been matched with Dr Waxman at Penn who def is a MM expert.

posted 20 days ago
A MyMyelomaTeam Member said:

A hematologist is a doctor who studies blood diseases and with cancer also an oncologist. Hope this helps your better understand. Praying for you.

posted 20 days ago
A MyMyelomaTeam Member said:

Kind of yes and no. A hermatolgist can specialist in mm. My herm. sent me to a set specialists.if you want the best check Barnes Jewish Hospital.

posted 19 days ago
A MyMyelomaTeam Member said:

I did not know that. Thanks Sallymaurer

posted 20 days ago
A MyMyelomaTeam Member said:

Sorry, I really dont' know the answer to that question.

posted 20 days ago
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