Doctor Al Leal

 

'You Can Call Me Al'

Upbeat, personable, down-to-earth – someone who greets you with a hug and makes you laugh.

That’s how patients describe Dr. Al Leal, who started Hematology and Oncology Consultants of Pennsylvania as a solo practitioner in 2004.

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Doctor Reninger With Patient

 

Is it OK to Seek a Second Opinion? Yes.

Many people who are diagnosed with cancer proceed right to treatment without seeking a second opinion. Sometimes it is because they are afraid they will offend their doctor. Sometimes it is because they are concerned about waiting to start a treatment program.

Is it OK to seek a second opinion? It is. In fact, doctors commonly expect patients to want a second opinion. For certain conditions, some insurance companies may require it.

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Cancer Treatment Side Effects

 

Cancer is scary – and sometimes the potential side effects of treatment can be frightening as well. However, there are many ways to prevent and manage the common side effects of cancer treatment. At Hematology and Oncology Consultants of PA, we believe strongly that the focus should be on prevention.  Our goal is to ensure that treatment is well tolerated. 

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Hematology and Oncology Consultants of Pennsylvania hosts free support group meetings throughout the year.

The sessions, held at our practice in Camp Hill, are led by one of our experienced nurses. Anyone who wants to attend is welcome and registration is not required.

Each meeting begins with dinner at 5:30 pm, followed by discussion from 6-7:30 pm.

2018 Support Group Meeting Dates:

  • Tuesday, January 16
  • Tuesday, February 20
  • Tuesday, March 20
  • Tuesday, April 10 (Featured guest: Dr. Na Tosha Gatson, M.D., Ph.D., associate neuro-oncologist with Geisinger)
  • Tuesday, May 15
  • Tuesday, June 19
  • Tuesday, July 17
  • Tuesday, August 21
  • Tuesday, September 18
  • Tuesday, October 16
  • Tuesday, November 13