Hematology is the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases of the blood and bone marrow, as well as of the immune system, hemostatic system (which controls blood clotting), and vascular system. Common blood disorders include anemia, blood clots, bleeding disorders such as hemophilia, and blood cancers such as lymphoma, leukemia, and myeloma.
Physicians specifically trained in the diagnosis, treatment, prevention, or investigation of blood disorders are called hematologists. Some cancer specialist are trained in both hematology and medical oncology--like the ones here at Hope Cancer Center. By working together, and having dual expertise, patients will receive optimal cancer care, more cancer treatment options and more hope.
For more information about blood disorders please see the specific Disease and Drug Information section on our website.