Hematology focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of blood disorders and diseases. Our blood is made up of four components: white and red blood cells, plasma and platelets. These components carry many functions from delivering oxygen to the rest of the body and regulating body temperature to fighting off infections and preventing excess blood loss.
When these components become imbalanced, a person is at risk for developing one of two types of blood disorders: malignant cancers of the blood system or benign hematologic disorders.
Malignant Cancers of the Blood System
Benign Hematologic/Blood Disorders
- Elevated blood counts
- Erythrocytosis (elevated red blood cell count)
- Coagulation disorders (hemophilia)
- Porphyrias and Hereditarily Hemochromatosis (iron overload syndromes)
These are just a few examples of each type of hematologic disorder. Our hematologists are experienced in treating blood disorders and diseases. We will take the time to thoroughly discuss your blood disorder/disease and what treatment options are available.