Haematology

Haematology is a subspeciality of medicine that relates to diseases of the blood, bone marrow, lymph nodes and spleen. These diseases can be either benign or malignant.

Examples of benign hematological diseases include:

  • Anaemia (e.g. iron, B12 or folate deficiencies)
  • Haemolysis
  • Iron overload such as hereditary hemochromatosis
  • Bleeding disorders e.g. low or dysfunctional platelets or clotting factor deficiency
  • Thromboembolic disorders
  • Haematological problems related to pregnancy
  • Transfusion related issues
  • Low white cell count
  • Immunodeficiency disorders
  • Elevated haemoglobin, platelets or white cells
  • Thalassaemia
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Enlarged spleen

Examples of malignant diseases include:

  • Myeloproliferative disorders such as polycythemia, essential thrombocytosis and myelofibrosis
  • Chronic myeloid leukaemia
  • Myelodysplastic syndrome
  • Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
  • Indolent and aggressive lymphomas
  • Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Amyloidosis
  • Waldenstroem macroglubulinemia
  • Aplastic anaemia

At Mediclinic City Hospital’s Comprehensive Cancer Centre, we offer diagnosis and treatment of these haematologic diseases.

The diagnostic workup follows international standards and combines the skills and experience of a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, because accurate diagnosis is crucial to deciding which care plan will be most effective for each patient.

Patient care is a collaborative effort, and our Haematology team is dedicated to providing each patient with compassionate care in a safe and high-quality health care environment.