Hematology

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Hematological disorders take many different forms; therefore, your care team will include experts with specialized knowledge in treating your condition. Our physicians, radiologists, nurse specialists, and other care providers follow a treatment approach attuned to the unique characteristics of each disease and to accommodate your individual needs as a patient.

At the Istishari Hospital Centre for hematologic oncology, we provide specialized care for all types of cancers of the blood, including leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, in addition to other related disorders of the blood, such as aplastic anemia and myelodysplasia. As our valued patient, you will be treated by a multidisciplinary dedicated team of committed oncologists, surgeons, hematologists, physician assistants, nurses, and clinical social workers to deliverer safe, high-quality patient care. Laboratory testing, bone marrow biopsy and aspiration, as well as imaging studies are performed on site at the Istishari Hospital's state of-the-art equipped facilities. Referrals are also made to the best centers for bone marrow transplantation.

At Istishari Hospital we understand the difficulties that cancer patients face, therefore, it is our top priority to deliver excellent care in a positive and compassionate environment. Our specialists will work with you to create a treatment plan tailored to your type of cancer and your lifestyle while working diligently to achieve the best possible outcome. The most advanced treatment options and protocols are in place at our hematologic oncology centre including intensive chemotherapy treatments and close follow ups for complications during hospitalization. At the Istishari Hospital we develop personalized, comprehensive treatment plans for all of our patients, offering the latest therapies and supportive resources by taking your particular needs into account. In addition, our hematology oncology team helps patients manage anticoagulant medications such as Warfarin, low molecular weight heparin, and anti-platelet agents. Because therapy often consists of medications and blood products that are delivered intravenously, many patients receive treatment in a specially designed drug infusion suite while being closely monitored by clinical nurse specialists. We treat a wide range of blood disorders and cancers including but not limited to:

ANEMIA AND BLOOD CELL DISORDERS

Anemia and other blood cell disorders occur as the supply of red blood cells or hemoglobin which carries oxygen to bodily tissues declines. Such disorders include iron deficiency anemia, anemia of chronic disease, vitamin B12 deficiency, sickle cell anemia, and thalassemia.

COAGULATION AND THROMBOSIS

Coagulation and thrombosis disorders occur as a result of the blood failing to clot properly or when there is an increased tendency to form clots. These types of disorders include: hemophilia, Von Willebrand's disease, factor V Leiden, and antiphospholipid syndrome.

WHITE BLOOD CELL DISORDERS

White blood cells help the body fight infections. Disorders are the conditions involving white blood cells and the agents of the immune system which fight disease, including neutropenia and leukocytosis.

PLATELET DISORDERS

Platelet disorders are conditions involving blood platelets needed for clotting, such as thrombocytopenia (ITP and TTP) and thrombocytosis.

MYELOPROLIFERATIVE DISORDERS

Myeloproliferative disease refers to the disorders of the bone marrow in which too many blood cells are produced. Types include: polycythemia vera, thrombocythemia, chronic myelogenous leukemia, and primary myelofibrosis.

BONE MARROW FAILURE DISORDERS

Bone marrow failure disorders are conditions in which not enough blood cells are produced, such as aplastic anemia, myelodysplasia, and paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria.

IRON METABOLISM DISORDERS

Conditions in which the body fails to process iron properly, such as hemochromatosis and porphyria.

PLASMA CELLS AND ANTIBODY PRODUCTION DISORDERS

These conditions involve certain immune system cells and disease-fighting proteins. They include benign monoclonal gammopathy, cryoglobulinemia, and amyloidosis.

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