Dr. Clayton Alexander is an orthopedic surgeon, focusing on upper extremity areas including the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. He has specialized Fellowship training in advanced hand surgeries.
Mercy doctors offer a breakthrough treatment for hepatitis C that cures most patients and saves lives. Hepatitis C is an infection of the liver caused by the hepatitis C virus and can lead to permanent liver damage if untreated.
Pulmonologists at The Lung Center at Mercy treat patients with lung conditions including COPD, lung cancer and interstitial lung disease.
Mercy offers emergency care on the Downtown Baltimore campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (410-332-9477) with access to a trained emergency medicine team, diagnostic services and consultations with specialists.
In case of an Emergency, Dial 911 and follow the instructions of the EMS (Emergency Medical Services) team.
Mercy Medical Center's downtown campus includes our Main Hospital - The Mary Catherine Bunting Center, McAuley Plaza and The Weinberg Center.
General visiting hours at Mercy are 11:00 am to 8:30 pm. Hours vary by floor, please check with the nursing staff or call 410-332-9555.
Chemotherapy is the use of chemical substances that work to kill fast-growing and reproducing cells, a characteristic common to cancer cells.
Medical Oncology and Hematology at Mercy in Baltimore offers chemotherapy as a treatment option for a variety of cancers. Our medical oncologists, in collaboration with other Mercy cancer specialists, develop individualized treatment plans for each patient.
Mercy offers chemotherapy infusion services at multiple locations throughout the Baltimore Metropolitan area.
Chemotherapy, also referred to as chemo, is a type of cancer treatment that uses drugs or medicines to destroy cancer cells. Chemotherapy works by stopping or slowing down the growth process of cancerous cells. During chemotherapy, healthy cells are harmed, like the lining of the mouth and intestines. It also typically causes hair loss.
Chemotherapy is not for all cancer patients. Your medical oncologist at Mercy will determine if chemotherapy is a treatment option for your type of cancer. Your doctor may include other cancer therapies along with chemotherapy.
Chemotherapy can be used for several reasons in treating cancer:
Chemotherapy may be performed with a number of methods including:
The side effects of chemotherapy are different for each patient. For most chemotherapy patients the side effects will end when the chemotherapy treatment is over. The most common side effects include:
Medical Oncology and Hematology at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, provides diagnosis and treatment for a broad range of cancers including leukemia and lymphoma, neuroendocrine tumors, colorectal cancer, breast cancer, gynecologic cancers, prostate cancer and lung cancer. Experienced medical oncologists and hematologists offer expertise in cancer treatment through chemicals, biological products and immunotherapy, including chemotherapy, chemoembolization, as well as biological and endocrine therapies.
Medical Oncology and Hematology is part of The Institute for Cancer Care at Mercy Medical Center.
Dr. M. Saad Khan is a medical oncologist and hematologist at Medical Oncology and Hematology at Mercy in Baltimore, a division of The Institute for Cancer Care at Mercy.
A Mercy patient says she believes in miracles after being diagnosed with primary peritoneal cancer and given a second chance at life.