A hematology/oncology physician specializes in treating malignancies (cancers) and disorders of the blood, such as leukemia, sickle cell anemia, etc. Blood disorders can be benign or malignant diseases, and usually the patient requires special testing, genetic profiling and occasionally examination of bone marrow for diagnosis.

Blood-related conditions include:

  • Anemia
  • Abnormal white blood cell count or function
  • Abnormal platelet count or function
  • Bleeding and clotting problems
  • Bone marrow failure disorders
  • Cytopenia
  • Hemoglobinopathies
  • Hemolytic disease
  • Iron overload diseases
  • Leukemia
  • Macroglobulinemia
  • Monoclonal Gammopathy (abnormal protein in blood) including Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome
  • Polycythemia
  • Red blood cell structural or molecular disorders