Dr. Helen Ryan, MD

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Hematology | Female

New England Cancer Specialists 100 Campus Dr Unit 108 Scarborough, ME 04074 Get Directions
Dr. Helen Ryan, MD
Dr. Helen Ryan, MD is a hematology doctor who practices in Scarborough, ME. She is 50 years old and has been practicing for 19 years. Dr. Ryan is affiliated with Southern Maine Health Care, Maine Medical Center and Mercy Hospital.

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Dr. Ryan's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
Portland, ME |
Given a diagnosis of ET in a 5 minute meeting with almost no information. Told new meds in the development pipeline will be ready in a couple years, comeback in 6 months. That's it, all the information for a diagnosis of blood cancer. Call back to nurse with follow up questions, get a couple of answers including a change of diagnosis to PV (which is worse!) and told if I had more questions I could schedule another appointment ($50 copay). Doctor didn't offer to call me, didn't care.
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My treatment with Dr. Ryan was based on her 10 years of experience and not on evidence based medical research from a consensus of experts in the treatment of polycythemia vera. Dr. Ryan wrongly told me phlebotomy would not work for me and I needed too start chemotherapy. I sought a second and a third opinion, including Dana Farber in Boston, who as tactfully as they could say it, disagreed with Dr. Ryan's recommendation of chemotherapy for me. Now doing well with phlebotonomy no chemotherapy.
Although I agree that phlebotomy should have been continued in your case, the guidelines recommend starting chemotherapy in addition to phlebotomy once patients reach age 60.
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  •  Specializes in Hematology
  •  Board certified in Hematology, Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology
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  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Burkitt's Lymphoma
  • Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • ENT Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemophilia
  • Hemophilia A
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma, Large Cell, Anaplastic
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Malignant Histiocytosis
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Penile Cancer
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thalassemia
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • von Willebrand Disease

Education

  • Medical School
    TUFTS UNIV SCH OF MED

    Graduated in 1998

  • Residency Hospital
    Tufts NEMC

    Completed in 2001

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Tufts NEMC

    Completed in 2004

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Oncology

Procedures Performed

  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Lumbar Puncture