Centre For Complex Haematology Disorders
Well Trained Supportive Start
Comprehensive Haemtological Care Centre
Consultant in Haematology, Bone Marrow Transplant & Paediatric Oncology
Head & Chief Consultant Haematologist & Bone Marrow Transplant Physician
Consultant Haematologist, Paediatric Oncologist and BMT Physician
When your haemoglobin is either too low (anaemia) or too high (polycythemia), WBC count is too low (leucopenia) or too high (leukocytosis) or platelets are too low (thrombocytopenia) or too high (thrombocytosis), you should consult a hematologist. You should also consult one if all blood counts are low (pancytopenia) or if you have a bleeding or clotting problem.
Generally it is nutrient deficiency, which can easily be corrected by supplements. However, if the anaemia is recurrent or refractory (not responding to usual treatment), it is recommended to consult a haematologist.
Leukaemia is a cancer of the body’s blood forming tissues, like bone marrow and the lymphatic system. It is mainly of two types: acute and chronic: among the acute leukaemia, acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) is common followed by acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). Among the chronic leukaemias, chronic myeloid leukaemias (CML) is common followed by chronic lymphoid leukaemia (CLL). Most leukaemias can be cured if detected early and treated appropriately.
Lymphoma is a cancer that begins in the infection fighting cells of the immune system called lymphocytes which are present in the lymph nodes, spleen, etc. They are of two types: non-Hodgkin’s and Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Most of the lymphomas can be cured if detected early and treated appropriately.
Multiple myeloma is a cancer of plasma cells which are a type of white blood cells in bone marrow. It mainly affects the bones, kidney and the blood. It can be easily treated and patients can go to prolonged remission after autologous BMT.
BMT is a process in which ineffective or diseased stem cells are replaced by healthy donor cells.