What is haematology?

Haematology looks at disorders of the blood.1 Doctors with specialist training in this area of medicine are called haematologists.2

Blood disorders may include blood-related cancers, such as leukaemia, myeloma or lymphoma, but they can also include non-cancerous (known as benign) conditions. These may include anaemia, haemophilia, sickle cell disease or iron deficiency or surplus.3

Haematology treatment options

Treatment for blood cancers varies depending on the type, stage and spread. Treatments may include various types of therapy (listed below) as well as stem cell or bone marrow transplantation. 4

Other treatment options that may be recommended for benign conditions or cancers include:


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