CORONAVIRUS ALERT: Any symptoms of fever, cough, difficulty breathing AND travel to high risk areas(China, Italy, Iran and South Korea) in last 14 days or if you have been in close contact with someone who has traveled to these areas. NOTIFY YOUR PHYSICIAN IMMEDIATELY! 

After much consideration, and in an effort to protect the well-being of our community, we have made a decision to implement caregiver and visitor limitations at all MOH clinics that include:

  • No Visitors are allowed in the clinics
  • Only 1 caregiver can accompany a patient in the practice if they have no upper respiratory symptoms - upper respiratory symptoms include: a cough, fever of 101.1 and above, nasal congestion, runny nose or sore throat
  • Children age 15 or younger are not allowed in the clinic until further notice 

The health and safety of our MOH patients and staff is our top priority. We recognize that these visitor limitations may cause concerns, so if you feel you have a special circumstance, please notify the front desk so a manager can discuss your situation.Visitors with flu-like symptoms are not permitted to visit our offices in order to protect patients and staff.

The following offices, Wheaton and Germantown have consolidated to our Rockville & Bethesda locations. In addition, our Mt. Airy office has consolidated to our Frederick location.

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Chemotherapy & Biological Therapy

The medical oncologists and hematologists at Maryland Oncology Hematology may determine that chemotherapy should be a part of a patient’s cancer treatment plan.

Chemotherapy is used to treat cancer by stopping or slowing the growth of cancer cells. Non-cancerous cells grow and die in a controlled way. Cancer occurs when abnormal cells divide and multiply rapidly creating more abnormal, or cancerous, cells in the body. There are often side-effects when a patient receives chemotherapy because the treatment also slows the growth of healthy cells. Non-cancerous cells typically repair themselves after chemotherapy.

The type of chemotherapy a patient receives depends on a number of factors, such as: the type of cancer that was diagnosed, where the cancer is located in the body and other patient specific factors. The cancer care specialists at Maryland Oncology Hematology will develop a recommended treatment plan for each individual patient. In many cases, chemotherapy is used in combination with surgery and/or radiation.

Some of the more recent and promising developments in cancer treatment are called biologic therapies. A biologic drug is created from, or somewhat similar to, substances produced by living cells, as opposed to chemically synthesized chemotherapy. In most cases, the term "biologics" is used restrictively for a class of therapeutics that are produced by means of biological processes involving recombinant DNA technology. Vaccines and biosynthetic human insulin are examples of biologic drugs.

The care team at MOH strives to make any type of cancer treatment as comfortable as possible for each patient. We work together to manage and monitor patient progress, and ensure that the treatment plan in place is right for the specific disease.