Haematology is a subspecialty in Internal Medicine which deals with blood diseases. General Haematology and Haemato-oncology disorders are diagnosed and treated such as:
Haematologists have a close working relationship with haematopathologists, histopathologists, blood bank and transfusion medicine specialists, radiologists, oncologists, physicians, intensivists and surgeons.
Services provided are as follows:
For diagnostic and staging purposes of haematological disorders. It is also a method of assessing response towards treatment.
Oral or Intravenous chemotherapy are administered to both inpatients and outpatients. Intrathecal Chemotherapy is administered via the spinal fluid as prophylaxis or treatment for certain haematological malignancies.
Immunotherapy or other targeted therapies can be used alone or with chemotherapy to improve patients’ outcomes
‘Patient Blood Management’ is advocated where evidence based, multidisciplinary approach towards optimizing the care of patients who might need transfusion is practiced.
There are plans to set up Haematopoietic stem cell harvest and transplantation (HSCT) services in the future. Autologous or Allogenic (Sibling, matched unrelated donor) HSCT are performed for certain haematological malignancies. Stem cells are collected from either autologous or allogenic sources. Some patients with solid tumours may also benefit from HSCT.