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What is Hematology?

Hematology is the study of blood and blood disorders. Much like tumors, blood disorders can be benign or malignant, and are diagnosed through routine blood work, genetic profiling, or special testing.

The physicians of Cancer Specialists of North Florida are trained in accredited subspecialty fellowship programs to diagnose, manage, and treat patients with hematological diseases. We provide targeted and molecular therapies and collaborate with state-of-the-art laboratories for genetic testing, comprehensive clotting system evaluation, flow cytometry, and hematopathogy evaluation.

Examples of Hematological Disorders:

  • Anemia
  • Abnormal white blood cell count or function
  • Abnormal platelet count or function
  • Bleeding and clotting problems
  • Bone marrow failure disorders
  • Cytopenia
  • Hemoglobinopathies
  • Hemolytic disease
  • Iron overload diseases
  • Leukemia
  • Macroglobulinemia
  • Monoclonal Gammopathy (abnormal protein in blood), including Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome
  • Polycythemia
  • Red blood cell structural or molecular disorders

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