Hematology is the study of blood and blood disorders. At Sierra Hematology & Oncology Medical Center, our highly trained hematology doctors are specialized in diseases of the blood and its components. These include blood and bone marrow cells. Blood tests can help diagnose anemia, infection, hemophilia, blood clotting disorders, and leukemia.
Blood plays an essential role in human health, including:
- Transport vital substances, such as oxygen and nutrients
- Help control water balance and acidity in the body
- Help fight disease
Blood problems can affect various body systems, including the lymphatic system, a network of tissues and organs that remove waste. Blood disorders sometimes stem from problems with the bone marrow, where the body makes most of its blood cells.
Our hematology clinic experts at Sierra Hematology & Oncology Medical Center are committed to understanding how these problems arise, how they are affecting your health, and suggest a personalized treatment plan for you.
Some of the hematology-related conditions are:
- Hemophilia - a disease that prevents blood from clotting
- Leukemia - a cancer that affects blood cells
- Lymphoma - a cancer that affects the lymph nodes and blood vessels
- Sickle cell anemia - a condition that prevents red blood cells from flowing freely through your circulatory system
- Thalassemia - a condition in which your body doesn't produce enough hemoglobin
- Anemia - a condition in which there are not enough red blood cells in the body
- Deep vein thrombosis - a condition in which blood clots form in the veins
What other procedures do we perform and manage?
Our hematology center experts at Sierra Hematology & Oncology Medical Center are involved in many therapies, treatments,
and procedures related to blood and bone marrow such as:
- Blood transfusions
- Bone marrow transplants and stem cell donations
- Cancer treatments, including chemotherapy and biological therapies
- Growth factor treatments
Because blood disorders can affect almost any part of the body, hematology specialists across California often collaborate with other medical specialists,
especially internists, pathologists, radiologists, and oncologists to provide the best treatment.