Dr. Hesham Hazin was born and raised in NY/NJ Metropolitan Area to a family of immigrants from Jerusalem, and he is the fifth of 6 children. Having immigrants as parents as well as growing up in the New York City area, Hazin was raised with a very serious work ethic. As a teenager, his summers were spent working in Manhattan, where to make it and be successful, you really have to hustle.
“In our family, there was no sitting around doing nothing, so I have been working since the age of 16. Hard work was expected out of us and in that way, my life has not changed,” Hazin says. “I continue to work very hard and it feels foreign to me if I'm not busy. Not to say I wouldn't enjoy more days of leisure!”
Hazin knew he wanted to be a physician in college. To him, medicine is a pure way of helping others in their time of need. He considers it a real honor when people come to him in their vulnerable time.
“I chose to specialize in hematology and oncology because it is just so gratifying. People are confused when I say that it is fulfilling because oncology has a depressing association with it. However, I am grateful to God for providing me with the skills of treating and curing cancers,” Hazin says. “ I was blessed with a sort of sixth sense when it comes to treating cancers. There truly is an art to oncology, and I feel so appreciative when I can help my patients beat their diseases, feel hopeful in their lives again, and give them and their families more years of love and time spent together. What is better than that?”
Hazin’s best advice about staying healthy would be to consider two things: physical health and emotional well being. He believes that to really be healthy, you have to embrace both aspects. “Taking care of your physical health involves eating right, exercising, avoiding too much of anything, and making sure all the ‘numbers’ are in check. It's also important to see a doctor immediately if something doesn't feel right. Don't wait. Most medical problems can be cured if they are treated at the earliest stages,” Hazin says.
“You also have to take care of your mental or emotional well being. You might be physically healthy, but if you aren't content in your life, it will eventually impact your body poorly. Maintain positive social relationships, spend time doing things that fulfill you, and always give back to your community and others. Being in a state of joy is a good indicator that you are spending your time well.”
Hesham Hazin, M.D., Medical Oncologist, each case is a person, and each person has a story filled with family, friends, and life. “I am honored to serve each cancer patient with care, compassion and the hope they can continue their life story,” Dr. Hazin says.
CHRISTUS St. Michael Oncology Clinic in association with W. Temple Webber Cancer Center at CHRISTUS St. Michael welcomed Dr. Hazin to join their team in July 2015. Board certified in Oncology, Hematology and Internal Medicine, Dr. Hazin comes to us from the New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Hazin brings the experience of serving as a principal research investigator in several clinical trial studies.
“I was drawn to Texarkana’s family-oriented and close-knit community. From the onset, I was also very impressed with CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System. The excellent physicians, clinic and cancer center staff focus on providing expert cancer care right here to allow patients to spend more time
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