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Hematology, Treatments and Specialists

 Hematology, the study of blood, blood-forming organs and diseases, also includes the study of etiology (the study of causation), the treatment, diagnosis, prognosis and prevention of the diseases in the blood and in the following components:

  • Blood cells
  • Hemoglobin
  • Blood proteins
  • Mechanism of coagulation

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Hematology Treatment

Blood disorders affect the individual’s whole physical and mental health. They might run from anemia to leukemia, and each condition is very complex and delicate to treat: they require transplants or chemotherapy, which are demanding for any patient. Some of the diseases that call for medical treatment by hematologists are:

  • Anemia or iron deficiency
  • Polycythemia
  • Myelofibrosis
  • Myeloma
  • Blood transfusion

Medical specialists in hematology are known as hematologists, who also conduct studies in oncology, the medical treatment of cancer. Some other areas of hematology specialization are:

  • Bleeding disorders: hemophilia, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura
  • Hematological malignancies: lymphoma, leukemia
  • Hemoglobinopathies
  • The science of blood transfusion
  • Blood bank
  • Bone marrow
  • Stem cell transplantation

Training of Hematologists

A four-year medical degree is followed by another four years in residence programs. After that, soon-to-be hematologists spend three more years in the diagnoses and treatment of blood disorders. Recognized training centers for hematologists provide hematology treatment expertise in some of the following areas:

  • Abnormalities in blood formation
  • Diagnosis of cancer and blood related disorders using lab tests
  • Treatment of patients with hematological diseases

Hematologists also receive training in specialized automated analyzers or hematology analyzer. This medical laboratory instruments are designed to measure components of chemicals in biological samples with little human assistance and are essential for the diagnosis of hematological diseases.

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Hematology and Medical Tourism

There are facilities around the globe working on state-of-the-art experimental treatments. Countries like Singapore, Korea, Israel and Colombia are having high success rates with the latest advances. They are alternative options, so it is important for the patient to research carefully.

Hospitals abroad provide expert care for patients with common and rare blood disorders alike. For instance, those with hematological disease such as leukemia, myelodysplastic syndrome, myeloma and lymphoma might find affordable treatments outside the U.S.

In Tel Aviv for example, patients are treated in specialized facilities with a wide range of subspecialties, clinical ward, ambulatory healthcare infrastructure, transplant unit and excellent laboratories.

Malignant blood disorders which require chemotherapy and transplantation are treated in all the world-class, renowned hospitals. In these hospital rooms must be equipped with filters for reducing infection incidence.

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