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Dr. William Hammond

Medical Oncology
Seattle, WA
50 years experience male

Locations

Office

Bellevue, WA

Address

1200 112th Ave NE, Suite B250, Bellevue, WA
Directions

Insurances accepted

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Specialties
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Medical Oncology

Hematology

Hematology and Oncology

Internal Medicine

Doctor Q&A

19 Answers
5 Agrees
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Hammond
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Depends: This depends upon what is abnormal. If the percentages of lymphs are low and monos high, it is likely that some stress has caused an increase of corti... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Hammond
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Form of lymphoma: Hodgkins lymphoma is one of the 2 major types of tumors of lymph nodes that is highly curable with current rx. The specific cause is still not known, ... Read More
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Hammond
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
5-FU for skin cancer: The most common cancers are skin cancers which are best prevented by topical treatment of precursor lesions (actinic keratoses) using 5-fluorouracil (... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Hammond
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Yes, anemia is bad!: Anemia is the lack of sufficient red blood cells (rbcs) which are responsible for carrying oxygen to the body. Lack of oxygen can cause loss of neurol... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Hammond
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
High risk of cancer: Recurrence risk given cancer is a function of the stage of cancer when diagnosed, independent of uc. However, uc patients have an approximately 1% per... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Hammond
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Indolent, persistent: Marginal zone lymphoma is a form of lymphoma that is of low aggressiveness and "indolent." it refers to the cell of origin of the tumor having come fr... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Hammond
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Yes, no clot risk: If you are deficient in Folic Acid or vitamin b12, replacement is appropriate therapy. The level of hematocrit (>55%) or hemoglobin (>17gm/dl) is corr... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Hammond
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
No: Paget's disease of the breast is a process distinctly separate from paget's disease of bone. The breast disorder is also called erosive adenomatosis, ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. William Hammond
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Pale from stress: Most common cause of pallor is high adrenaline levels, not actually anemia. Adrenaline constricts small blood vessels, making less blood in capillarie... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Hammond
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
No, but look further: Severe anemia is an unlikely cause for constipation and vice versa. Anemia and constipation can both be caused by cancer of the colon, however, so the... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Hammond
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
No: No, osteomas are benign and do not require any action to intervene. The risk of complication is minimal and we generally avoid surgery.
A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Hammond
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
No infections in MBL: The definition of mbl is an elevated lymphocyte count with a lack of symptoms or complications. It can transform into cll (chronic lymphocytic leukemi... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Hammond
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Iron low, infection?: The combination of high platelets and slightly elevated lymphs suggests some viral infection, and would not be worrisome. Menstruating women, however,... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Hammond
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Mild acids help: Acid is a requirement for absorption of iron in the duodenum where the majority is absorbed. Mild acids are well known to augment iron absorption, mos... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Hammond
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Range of normals: Platelet volume reference range is the range in size of platelets in a normal population of people. A "reference range" is also called the "range of n... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Hammond
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Yes : CML used to be bad, 50% dead in 5 years. Today treatment with tyrosine kinase inhibitors results in 95% of patients being alive 5 years after diagnosi... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Hammond
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Recheck in 6 -12 wk: Start with what you had that make your doctor check the wbc. The most common cause of slightly low WBC with a high proportion of lymphs is a viral ill... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Hammond
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Worrying re cancer: Worrying about developing cancer is common, but the risk of getting ovarian cancer is low. If you have a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, t... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Hammond
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Flagyl causes dizzy: Flagyl commonly causes neurologic side effects during rx. Tingling sensations and dizziness should be attributed to the drug, not to anxiety this soon... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hammond is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hammond is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you Dr. Hammond! This is excellent information.
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Thank you very much Dr Hammond for the benefit of your expertise.
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Thanks for your quick reply! I truly appreciate your work

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Tufts University School of Medicine
Graduated 1972MD

Medical/Graduate school

Tufts University School of Medicine, MA
Graduated 1972MD

Residency

University of Washington Medical Center

Awards

Seattle's Top Doctors, Seattle Magazine
Top Oncologist and Hematologist , Second Place, Washington - Summer
2013

Affiliations

King County Medical Society
Washington State Medical Association
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