Haematology & Haematological Oncology
Haematology and Haematological Oncology, as the name implies, covers both Haematology and Oncology, and is one of the important specialities subdivided from the Internal Medicine. Quality HealthCare's specialist outpatient clinics in Haematology and Haematological Oncology specialise in treating the diseases and cancers related to blood and bone marrow, as well as the diseases related to the immune system, haemostatic system and vascular system.
Blood cancer is one of the top ten cancers in Hong Kong, mainly including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma. There are more than 1,000 new cases of blood cancer annually. In addition to providing appropriate treatments to patients with blood cancer, the specialists in Haematology and Haematological Oncology are also responsible for caring for and following up patients with anaemia.
Moreover, if any abnormality in blood is found during the examination of red blood cells, e.g. white blood cells and platelets during the basic blood test, including anaemia caused by a decline in red blood cells, bleeding caused by a decline in platelets and a decrease in white blood cells, the patient will be generally referred to the Department of Haematology and Haematological Oncology for taking up an in-depth diagnosis and a judgment of the patient's condition will be made before proceeding to appropriate treatments.