Hematology

Hematology

Hematology

A hematologist is a doctor who specializes in researching, diagnosing, treating, and preventing blood disorders and disorders of the lymphatic system (lymph nodes and vessels).

If your primary care physician has recommended that you see a hematologist, it may be because you are at risk for a condition involving your red or white blood cells, platelets, blood vessels, bone marrow, lymph nodes, or spleen. Some of these conditions are:

hemophilia, a disease that prevents your blood from clotting
sepsis, an infection in the blood
leukemia, a cancer that affects blood cells
lymphoma,a cancer that affects the lymph nodes and vessels
sickle cell anemia, a disease that prevents red blood cells from flowing freely through your circulatory system
thalassemia, a condition in which your body doesn’t make enough hemoglobin
anemia, a condition in which there aren’t enough red blood cells in your body
deep vein thrombosis, a condition in which blood clots form inside your veins