Haematology is the medical specialty that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of blood disorders. “Blood” is composed of blood cells and plasma containing numerous important blood proteins. Blood diseases are numerous and include various disorders of red cells ,white cells, blood platelets, and abnormalities of various constituents of the plasma (for example clotting factors, immunoglobulins). Treatments for blood diseases are varied and may include medication, blood transfusion, venesection, anticoagulation, chemotherapy and bone marrow transplant.
Usually day only treatments occur on Parkes 10West at The Prince of Wales Hospital or Suite 14, Level at The Prince of Wales Private Hospital.
Consulting a Haematologist is important for accurate diagnosis and appropriate management of many conditions. Many diseases may affect blood cells or plasma proteins. Haematologists assist in the interpretation of these alterations and add diagnostic and therapeutic value in disease not primarily of blood origin.
Common non-Cancerous diseases managed by a Haematologist
- Inherited Blood cell disorders
- Thrombocytopaenia and platelet disorders
- Abnormal bleeding of possible bleeding tendencies
- Haemophilia and von Willebrand’s Disease
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Pulmonary Embolism
- Anticoagulation Management
Common Cancerous diseases managed by a Haematologist
- Myeloproliferative Neoplasms