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What Is Oncology And Hematology
Different focus.: Pediatric oncologogists diagnose, treat and care for children with cancer or malignancies. Some overlap with hematology because they are blood cancers. Pediatric hematologists deal with many blood problems, some which are cancers (leukemia), some which are minor (iron deficiency anemias), some which are life-threatening (aplastic anemia), some which are inherited (sickle cell, hemophilia). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the problem: You did not explain why you want to go to cancer centre ?. First you should see your own local physician, who will refer to an oncologist, if it is a rare cancer your oncologist will refer you for experimental treatments in a cancer centre, or you seek a second opinion. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
3 years minimum: After completion of medical school, one normally completes a Pediatric residency (3 years) and then a pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship (3 years minimum). Additional time in fellowship training may occur, particularly if the individual desires a research career. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not a surgeon: Pediatric hematologist-oncologists are doctors that treat children with blood disorders and cancer. They are not surgeons, although they do perform minor surgeries (lumbar punctures and bone marrow examinations mostly). There are also nurses that are specialists in pediatric hematology/oncology and treat children in the hospital and as outpatients under the direction of the doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
COG members: The best pediatric hem onc hospitals are associated with the children's oncology group, which is a collaboration of specialists who have agreed to practice according to the best known standards of care, and to research better treatments in an ethical way. Us news and world reports has a list as well - http://health.Usnews.Com/best-hospitals/pediatric-rankings/cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My PCP says my wbc count is 14. He is sending me to a hematology/oncology specialist. What is he looking for?
Evaluation: there are many things that can increase WBC from infection -which is the most common one, inflammation, to blood cancer etc. We are trying to help you to find the answer to why your WBC is elevated. the doc will ask u questions, examine you and get some blood tests to hopefully find the answer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
RBC size variation: Rdw is a a statistical measurement of the differences in size of the red blood cells (rbc). Higher RDW values mean that there is more variation in the sizes of the rbc. Iron deficiency anemia is associated with increased rdw, especially after iron replacement starts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thanks for asking!: Increased basophil count is associated with many pathologic conditions, including: allergic reactions (drug, food), inflammation (ulcerative colitis, arthritis), endocrinopathy (diabetes, hypothyroidism), infection (chicken pox, small pox, tb, influenza), iron deficiency anemia, radiation exposure, myeloproliferative disorders, basophilic leukemia...Etc. ...Read more
Hematology: Is one of important subject in medicine to learn the normal physiology / development of blood cells and lymphatic organs and to learn the various type of blood disorders - benign, cancerous, acquired, congenital etc as well as abnormalities/ disorders that are affecting the lymphatic organs. ...Read more
Definition: Mcv: mean corpuscular volume. Mch: mean corpuscular hemoglobin. The MCV tells us the size of the red blood cells and the MCH tells us how much hemoglobin is in each cell. The MCV is more important than the mch. They are referred to as red cell indices and they help us differentiate certain red blood cell problems. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Usually automated: Blood cells are counted electromechanically as each blood cell is passed thru a really small Loop that acts as counter of number and size in one way.Another way is counting by laser reflections and in both,computers figure what type. The smallest are platelets, followed by red cells,and largest are all types of blood cells. In manual counting, a pathologist IDs blood cells microscopically ...Read more
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