Hematology is the study of blood disorders. Blood disorders can be benign or malignant diseases, and the patient usually requires special testing, genetic profiling, and occasionally examination of bone marrow for diagnosis. Blood disorders can take many forms. Here are some examples of blood-related conditions:

  • 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

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 comprehensive targeted and molecular therapies and hematologic care for patients, and collaborate with state-of-the-art laboratories for genetic testing, comprehensive clotting system evaluation, flow cytometry, and hematopathogy evaluation.

The following sites are suggestions that provide additional information on specific hematological disorders. This is not an exhaustive list, but a starting point for those who desire to learn more about blood disorders. With an overabundance of websites on life-threatening diseases, please be aware that not all sites are created equal. If you question any of the information you read, please feel free to discuss your questions with your medical team. Remember to consult your oncology physician prior to making changes to your diet, intake of vitamins, etc., as the changes could negatively affect your treatment.