Dr. Cheema has been trained in two medical specialties.
Having studied Hematology / Oncology, Dr. Cheema has been trained to diagnose and provide treatment for blood-related disorders and all types of cancer, which can range from the common to the very rare and complex. Dr. Cheema is trained to provide care as part of a multidisciplinary treatment team, working in conjunction with other physicians and specialists to ensure the highest possible standard of care.
Hematology/oncology is a highly specialized field of medicine that serves to diagnose and treat patients suffering from hematologic (blood-related) disorders and malignant (cancerous) diseases. Because many cancers involve the blood, and the two specialties of hematology and oncology often overlap in this regard, the specialized field of hematology/oncology has emerged.
Having trained in both hematology and oncology, these physicians are capable of diagnosing and treating both blood-related disorders and cancer as separate diseases. However, hematologist oncologists are also specialists at providing treatment for patients suffering from the many disorders that overlap into both specialties, such as cancers affecting the blood. Examples of these types of conditions include lymphoma, leukemia and myeloma, among others.
Hematologist oncologists often work as part of a multidisciplinary medical team to provide the requisite treatment to patients. Medical teams may include radiologists, psychiatrists and nuclear medicine specialists, among others. Hematologist oncologists draw upon their vast knowledge of both medical specialties to ensure that patients are receiving complete medical care, as disorders of this nature can be very complex and wide-ranging.
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Having studied Radiology, Dr. Cheema has been trained to interpret and utilize medical imaging technology to diagnose and treat many different types of diseases and disorders throughout the body, for example, determining the severity of injuries or discovering tumors.
Radiology is a medical specialty that utilizes a variety of medical imaging techniques to diagnose and treat diseases such as cancer. Within radiology there are many subspecialties or areas, including emergency radiology, gastrointestinal radiology, cardiovascular radiology, breast imaging, interventional radiology and nuclear radiology, among others. Radiologists are trained physicians capable of performing image-guided, minimally invasive procedures to either diagnose or treat certain diseases – treatment techniques provided are often an alternative to other surgical methods.
In the diagnosis of disease, radiologists are trained to safely perform radiation based-imaging, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), fluoroscopies, X-rays (protectional radiographs), computed tomography (CT) scans, ultrasound and nuclear medicine imaging techniques, among others. These imaging techniques allow radiologists to interpret and diagnose diseases such as cancer by identifying malignant growths of tumors that would otherwise go unnoticed or undiagnosed.
When radiologists provide patients with treatment options for diseases, they are able to offer less invasive, highly targeted procedures that will often replace more invasive and/or painful surgeries. For example, treatment benefits in interventional radiology usually include less risk, no large incisions, shorter recovery times, less pain and sometimes a lower cost.
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