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Dr. Michael Benjamin
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Hematology (Definition)

Hematology is a field of study in which a person studies the different types of blood cells in the bone marrow, the blood, the lymphatics, their functions, and their diseases. A doctor who specializes in problems of the blood and bone marrow ...Read more


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What is the difference between pediatric oncology and hematology?

What is the difference between pediatric 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 more

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Should I go to cancer center and also a hematology and oncology center?

Should I go to cancer center and also a hematology and oncology center?

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 more

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Why do hematology oncology doctors need a cbc?

Why do hematology oncology doctors need a cbc?

It is a blood test: Hematology is the study diagnosis and treatment of blood diseases. A CBC is a complete blood count and gives the hematologist a lot of information about your blood and bone marrow. ...Read more

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How much time is a fellowship that specializes in pediatric oncology/hematology?

How much time is a fellowship that specializes in pediatric oncology/hematology?

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 more

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Is a pediatric hematology/oncology a type of surgeon or a nurse?

Is a pediatric hematology/oncology a type of surgeon or a nurse?

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 more

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What are the best hospitals with strong pediatric hematology/oncology?

What are the best hospitals with strong pediatric hematology/oncology?

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 more

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My PCP says my wbc count is 14. He is sending me to a hematology/oncology specialist. What is he looking for?

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 more

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Hematology count 10 please explan?

Confused.: Could it be that your hemoglobin is 10? I would contact the doctor that ordered these slabs and discuss the significance. ...Read more

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What's the RDW in hematology?

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 more

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What can cause elevated basophils in hematology?

What can cause elevated basophils in hematology?

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

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What is hematology?

What is hematology?

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. ...Read more

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What is hematology?

What is hematology?

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. ...Read more

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What exactly is hematology?

What exactly is hematology?

Blood science: Hematology is the science (and art) of blood and blood disorders; doctors trained and certified in this field sre hematologists. Check out this site- hematology.Org. ...Read more

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Can you please define hematology and how can it affect the body?

Can you please define hematology and how can it affect the body?

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

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What do MCV and MCH mean on a hematology report?

What do MCV and MCH mean on a hematology report?

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 more

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How are blood cells counted in a hematology report?

How are blood cells counted in a hematology report?

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

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Oncology (Definition)

Oncology is the study of cancer including its diagnosis, ...Read more