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A 48-year-old member asked:

What is hematology?

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Dr. James Ball
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
Disorders of blood: The study of blood related disorders include such things as bleeding disorders, clotting disorders, low blood counts (anemia, low platelets, low neutrophils), high blood counts, abnormal hemoglobin, and much more.
Dr. Michael Benjamin
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Benign and malignant: I divide hematology into benign and malignant heme. Benign hematology specialists diagnose and treat clotting problems, or red cell, hemoglobin, iron, white cell, or platelet problems (either too high or too low). Malignant hematology includes diseases like leukemia, mds, lymphoma, and myeloma. Stem cell transplant is a sub-specialty of malignant hematology. More info: http://bit.Ly/mymtva.
Dr. Alan Weitberg
Hematology and Oncology 45 years experience
See below: Hematology is the study of the blood, blood-forming organs and diseases of the blood including benign and malignant conditions as well as abnormalities of the clotting system. Hematologist are specially trained to examine the blood and bone marrow and treat both benign conditions such as anemia (reduced red blood cells) and malignant conditions such as leukemia (abnormal white cell count).
Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine 52 years experience
Blood: The study of blood and blood related issues like clotting. Anemias of various kinds, hemophilia, leukemia, bleeding disorders. It is a wide medical category and often doctors do both hematology and cancer as a single specialty.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

What exactly is hematology?

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Dr. Thomas Chen
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Blood disorders: This is a subspecialty of internal medicine that deals with blood disorders. Some common issues include anemia (low red cells), bleeding disorders, thrombocytopenia (low platelets), and leukemias.
Dr. Craig MacArthur
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 34 years experience
And pediatric hematologists provide same services for children
Aug 17, 2013
A 41-year-old member asked:

What's the RDW in hematology?

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Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Indices: Rdw refers to red cell distribution width. When the level is high or low, it makes us think of different disorders. For example, a high level can be seen in liver disease and B12 deficiency. A low level can be seen in iron deficiency. Hope this helps.

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