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A 49-year-old female asked:

Why would my doctor refer me to a hematologist due to a abnormal blood test?

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Dr. Lewis Hassell
Pathology 40 years experience
Hematology: Many blood disorders are sufficiently unusual that they are best diagnosed and managed by people with specific interest and experience. In that manner, if the findings are not leukemia, you would be wise to be sure that the individual you meet with is not just an oncologist (cancer doc) who does a little hematology, but someone with interest in blood disorders.

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Last updated Oct 8, 2015

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