Hematology studies and treats disorders that affect blood cells and bone marrow, including certain cancers and side effects of chemotherapy.
Our hematologists are also medical oncologists who specialize in the treatment of blood cancers such as leukemia, myeloma, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and myelodysplastic syndrome and Hodgkin’s lymphoma. They also work to manage side effects from chemotherapy, such as anemia and low white blood cell count.
Unrelated to cancer, a hematologist also treats bleeding conditions such as hemophilia, problems with excessive blood clotting, and disorders of platelets, red blood cells and white blood cells.
Common blood disorders include:
- Anemias – iron deficiency, aplastic anemia, sickle cell disease, thalassemia, vitamin B12 deficiency
- Bleeding disorders – hemophilia, von Willebrand's disease
- Bone marrow and stem cell transplantation
- Disorders of iron metabolism – iron deficiency and overload, hemochromatosis
- Platelet disorders
The American Society of Hematology: Blood Cancers