CHCWM – Cancer & Hematology Centers of West Michigan

Hematology

Our care teams treat a wide variety of blood diseases and disorders.

This care is led by physicians who specialize in hematology, or the study of blood diseases.

Our hematologists work with other members of your care team to provide expert care in the following areas:

  • Anemia – a lower than average number of red blood cells
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis – a blood clot that forms in a vein deep in the body
  • Hemophilia – a bleeding disorder in which the blood doesn’t clot normally
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia – low iron levels due to blood loss, poor diet, or an inability to absorb enough iron from food
  • Pulmonary Embolism – a sudden blockage in a lung artery
  • Sickle Cell Anemia – a disorder in which the body makes sickle-shaped red blood cells
  • Von Willebrand Disease – a bleeding disorder that affects your blood’s ability to clot
  • Leukemia – cancers that form in tissue, such as bone marrow
  • Multiple Myeloma – cancer that begins in the plasma cells
  • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma – a group of cancers of the white blood cells

Potential treatments include:

  • blood products and derivatives
  • blood processing
  • hematinics
  • immunosuppressives
  • chemotherapy and other anti-tumor agents
  • supportive care, including pain management
  • anticoagulants and antithrombotic agents
  • progenitor cell therapies, including stem cell therapies

For More Information

More information on blood diseases and their treatments is available from the American Society of Hematology.