Hematologic oncology and Blood Cancers
Hematologic oncology is the branch of medicine which is concerned with the study, diagnosis, therapy, prevention and also the extent of disease control related to blood. Haematology involves the study of aetiology. It involves the treatment of diseases which usually affect the production of blood and its components which includes blood cells (RBC, WBC, etc…), hemoglobin, blood proteins, bone marrow, platelets, blood vessels, spleen and also the mechanism of coagulation. The kinds of diseases or disorders of blood include hemophilia, blood clots, thalassemia, other bleeding disorders and blood cancers such as leukaemia, myeloma and lymphoma. Blood cancers affect the production of most of the blood cells in the body. These types of cancers start in patient’s bone marrow where the blood is produced. Stem cells mature and develop into three types of blood cells which are White blood cells, red blood cells and platelets which are the smallest type of blood cells present in the bone marrow. The normal growth of the blood cell is stopped by the uncontrolled growth of abnormal blood cells, which are generally cancerous.
- Track 1-1 Acute and Chronic Lymphoblastic Leukemia
- Track 2-2 Hodgkins and Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
- Track 3-3 Myelodysplastic Syndromes
- Track 4-4 Multiple Myelomas
- Track 5-5 Myeloma Cancer
- Track 6-6 Myeloid Leukemia