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Non-Cancerous Diagnoses

Hematology is the medical specialty dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of blood diseases and disorders. Hematologists treat conditions within the red and white blood cells, platelets, lymph nodes, bone marrow, blood vessels, and the spleen.

Blood conditions can be benign or malignant. Some common non-cancerous blood disorders are anemia, hemophilia, and clotting disorders.

Anemia

Anemia is the most common type of blood disorder we treat. Anemia occurs when your body has a deficiency of oxygen-rich red blood cells or when your red blood cells do not function properly. A low level of hemoglobin, the iron-rich protein that carries the oxygen in red blood cells, is a telltale sign. Anemia can be chronic or a temporary condition caused by other health issues. Anemia frequently remains undiagnosed because it is an underlying condition of other health issues, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic kidney disease, and rheumatoid arthritis.

Anemia caused by nutritional or vitamin deficiencies can usually be treated by small changes in your diet or taking vitamin supplements. In many cases, the symptoms are temporary with no long-term effects.

Hemophilia

Hemophilia is a rare, typically inherited blood disorder in which the blood does not properly clot. Patients may suffer from internal bleeding, which can cause damage to organs, joints and tissues. Symptoms can range from mild to severe. While there is not a cure, we have several advanced treatment techniques which can significantly improve your quality of life.

Clotting Disorders

Thrombosis and hemostasis are conditions related to the proteins that trigger bleeding and clotting. Thrombosis refers to the formation of abnormal blood clots that become embedded in a major vein or artery, blocking blood circulation. Blood clots can cause pain, swelling, or warmth in the affected area, and can be life-threatening. Hemostasis is the process of controlling bleeding.

The information included in this testimonial is based on one patient’s unique experience and is not intended to represent all patient outcomes or expectations.