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Matt Kalaycio, MD, FACP

Matt Kalaycio, MD, FACP, a U.S. News Top Doctor, is Director of the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology at Cleveland Clinic.

7 Key Questions to Ask Your Oncologist

It can be hard to know what questions to ask when your doctor says you have cancer. Since oncologists often present “just the facts,” without necessarily opening up the floor for questions, it’s good to be proactive. After a cancer diagnosis, here are seven questions I suggest patients ask: 1. Where do you recommend getting … Read More

Acute Leukemia: Woman Beats Cancer 2 Times

Like many of my cancer patients, Mary Kay*, 38, couldn’t understand her symptoms. She was a runner but kept feeling short of breath. She took care of herself but had sinus infections that were relentless, one after the other. She was always, as she described, “super-tired.” Finally, her primary care doctor gave her a blood … Read More

Life Cords for Transplant Patients

With bone marrow transplants we try to beat leukemia, lymphoma and other serious blood diseases by replacing unhealthy blood-forming cells in your bone marrow with healthy ones. Cord blood transplant is one of the newer options we have for these procedures. Cord blood is umbilical cord blood, taken from a baby’s umbilical cord and placenta … Read More