Blood disorders are diseases that affect three main parts of the blood, namely, red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Any kind of blood disorder affects the entire body. Blood disorders that affect RBC are anemia and thalassemia. Those that affect white blood cells are lymphoma, leukemia and myeloma. Common symptoms are weakness, fatigue, symptoms of cancer and death in some cases.
HOW IS BLOOD DISORDERS DIAGNOSED?
They are diagnosed by the department of internal medicine by performing several tests, including a CBC to see how many of each type of blood cells are present in the patient. Also a bone marrow biopsy may be done to see if there are any abnormal cells in the marrow.
HOW IS BLOOD DISORDERS TREATED?
The treatment plan depends on the stage of the disorder, which includes:
3. Bone marrow transplant