As of April 20, Shenandoah Oncology will reopen our clinic after a temporary closure. During the time of our closure, our facilities were extensively cleaned and sanitized. Additionally, we have completed a comprehensive evaluation and response coordinated with the Virginia Department of Health and have concluded that it is safe to resume treatment in our clinic. The wellbeing of our patients continues to be our top priority. We are instating additional preventive measures to ensure a safe care environment, including:

  • Enhanced screening of anyone entering the facility.
  • Requirement of anyone entering the building to wear a face covering. We will provide procedure masks to patients.
  • The operational flow in our building has been modified to allow maximize spacing between individuals in our facility.

We know how difficult and stressful this time is for patients and their families. Our care team will continue to evaluate the most appropriate way to provide continued treatment for each patient during the pandemic, whether in person at our office or by telemedicine. We’re here for you! Always.

Disease & Drug Information

Benign Blood Diseases

Benign hematology encompasses a large number of inherited and acquired blood diseases.  A variety of nonmalignant (i.e., benign or noncancerous) blood disorders require specialty care.  Benign blood disorders include the following:

  • Anemia (too few red blood cells)
  • Neutropenia (too few bacteria-fighting white cells)
  • Neutrophilia (too many bacteria-fighting white blood cells)
  • Thrombocytopenia (too few platelets)
  • Bone marrow failure syndromes (aplastic anemia and others)  
  • Hypercoagulability (propensity to have blood clots)
  • Bleeding disorders (hemophilia, Von Willebrand disease and others)

Many blood disorders are relatively mild, but some are challenging conditions.  All require accurate diagnosis and careful management.  The physicians of Shenandoah Oncology have expertise in the care and treatment of people with benign hematologic diseases.  Their advanced training translates into effective treatment of bleeding disorders, clotting disorders, and other hematologic problems as well as the unique challenges these disorders present.  Staff members also have expertise in the laboratory science that is critical to blood disease diagnosis and treatment planning.

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