- When: 3rd Thursday of every month*
- Provider: Chief Physician Assistant, Britta Ten Haken from Mission Blood and Cancer.
- To schedule an appointment: call (641) 464-4409 or use the online RCH request an appointment form. Referrals can be faxed to (641) 464-4447.
**Note subject to change: Schedule is subject to change. Please view the current month’s schedule for the latest updates.
Note: Include that they are partnering with Mission Cancer and Blood to bring Britta Ten Haken, PA-C to our facility on the 3rd Thursday of the month.
Hematology/Oncology via Mission Blood and Cancer. Ringgold County Hospital is proud to partner with Mission Blood and Cancer to extend cancer and hematology related services to our patient population. Britta Ten Haken, PA-C, specializes in Hematology/Oncology at Mission Blood + Cancer in Des Moines, Iowa, and will provide comprehensive care to patients dealing with several types of cancers like breast cancer, and hematological diseases like Thalassemia. Britta is also associated with MercyOne West Des Moines Medical Center, and she is skilled in taking biopsies, blood samples, pathology samples as well as diagnosing various conditions based on the samples. This clinic is held on 3rdthe 3rd Thursday of every month.
WHAT IS ONCOLOGY?
Oncology is a medical specialty that deals with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. It is a multidisciplinary field that combines clinical expertise with cutting-edge treatments such as radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and surgery to treat patients diagnosed with this devastating condition.
Oncology is also concerned with pain management and palliative care for advanced-stage cancers, as well as providing support to the patient's family. Patients in need of oncology services are typically referred to specialized centers which use advanced diagnostic techniques to develop personalized treatments based on the patient's specific needs. Although cancer can be life-threatening, oncology offers hope and guidance for both patients and their families during a difficult time.
WHAT IS HEMATOLOGY?
Hematology is the scientific and clinical study of blood, including its different components such as red and white cells, platelets, and other cellular elements. Medical professionals specializing in hematology are called hematologists and may diagnose or treat various disorders in the blood-forming organs of the body, including diseases of the bone marrow or conditions like thrombocytopenia (low platelets in the body).
Hematologic abnormalities are often linked to cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma, making this field an essential part of oncology diagnosis. In addition to diagnosing these ailments, hematologists are often responsible for prescribing medication and treatments such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy as well. As a result, hematology plays a crucial role in modern medicine’s battle against bodily illness.
CONDITIONS WE TREAT
Oncology and hematology are vast areas of medical science and encompass many diseases. Below are some of the many conditions that are diagnosed and treated at our outpatient Hematology/Oncology Clinic:
- Leukemias (ALL, AML, CLL, & CML)
- Lymphomas (Hodgkin & Non-Hodgkin)
- Breast Cancer
- Brain Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Palliative Treatment
- Iron Deficiency Anemia
- Anemia of Chronic Disease
- Megaloblastic Anemia
- Sickle Cell Disease
- Hb-C disease
- Thalassemia (Alpha and Beta)
- Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY SPECIALISTS AT MOUNT AYR, IA
If you or your loved ones suffer from conditions like cancer or blood disorders and need the care they deserve, we can help. Schedule a visit online today at our hematology/oncology clinic at Ringgold County Hospital. For more information, you may also call us at (641) 464-4409.