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Medical Oncology

Aaron W. Flanders, MD

Aaron Flanders MD
Aaron W. Flanders MD

Education:

  • Undergraduate: University of Rochester, Rochester
  • Medical School: Weill Cornell Medical College, New York
  • Residency: National Naval Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
  • Fellowship: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Washington, D.C.

 

 


Our Services

We offer state-of-the-art chemotherapy and infusion services in our 14-chair infusion center that is located within the Cancer Center. Our hematologist/oncologist, Dr. Aaron Flanders, is board certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, and Hematology.  We offer traditional chemotherapy as well as targeted therapy and immunotherapy.  Some of the conditions we treat include:

Hematology

  • Leukemias and lymphomas (primary cancers of the blood and lymphatics tissues)
  • Multiple myeloma and plasma cell disorders
  • Myeloproliferative neoplasms (ex: Polycythemia Vera, Essential Thrombocytosis, Primary Myelofibrosis)
  • Anemia
  • Low or elevated platelets
  • Low or elevated white count
  • Myelodysplasia
  • Venous thrombosis (blood clots)
  • Coagulopathy/bleeding disorders

Oncology

  • Lung cancers
  • Breast cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Head/Neck cancers
  • Colon and rectal cancer
  • Stomach and esophageal cancers
  • Cancers of the hepatobiliary tract (liver, gallbladder, bile duct cancers)
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Brain cancers
  • Cancers of the genitourinary tract (testicular, urinary bladder, kidney cancers)
  •  Unresectable skin cancers
  • Malignant melanoma
  • Neuroendocrine cancers

What is Chemotherapy?

Chemotherapy uses drugs to kill cancer cells, control their growth, or relieve pain symptoms. This therapy may involve one drug, or a combination of two or more drugs, depending on the type of cancer and its rate of progression. It can be used in combination with other treatments such as surgery or radiation therapy. Chemotherapy is administered in three ways:

  • Intravenous (IV) – A needle is inserted into a vein and attached with tubing to a plastic bag holding the chemotherapy drugs.
  • Oral – Chemotherapy drugs are given in pill or liquid form.
  • Injections – Administered into the muscle, under the skin, or directly into a cancer lesion, depending on the type or location of the cancer.

Our cancer nurses at Morristown Regional Cancer Center are specialty trained to administer chemotherapy.