The department of Haemato oncology looks after all the disease of blood and Lymphatics. Our specialist have knowledge in laboratory medicine as well, along with clinical care provides a unique opportunity to combine clinical skills with cutting edge science in making diagnosis and choosing appropriate treatment plan and monitor progress in world class standards. We frequently contribute to diagnosis and management in other specialties and in intensive care setting as blood disorders can present in various forms and at times diagnosis can be very difficult.
Treatment of blood cancers depends on particular type and can vary considerably from patient to patient. The treatment majority of the times are chemotherapy, rarely combined with Radiotherapy. There is limited role for surgery in Haematological Malignancies. Many of our patients are surprised to hear in some cases treatment may not need to be started immediately. This is referred to as “watchful waiting “who needs periodic follow up and need for treatment can be in years.
The Haema-Oncology Department has an expert team for diagnosis and treatment of blood diseases. Our haematologists evaluate and treat patients with various conditions such as anaemia, increased or reduced white cells, increased or decreased platelets; enlarged lymph nodes or spleen, bleeding and clotting disorders. The focus of the treatment has been on conservation of the involved organ as much as possible, without compromising on safety of the patient thereby ensuring faster recovery time, minimal or no disfiguration, and return to normal life at the earliest.
MD, FAAFP, FICA, DTM&H, FACP
The department experts also treat blood cancer and champions in contributing to the Thalassemia Project of the hospital. The eastern region of India has a very high incidence of thalassemia. Mercy Hospital is on the cutting edge of meeting the demand for treatment. The renowned Haematology Centre offers complete workup of haematological malignancies, anemias, and coagulation disorders, and treats thousands of patients who travel long distances for regular transfusions and treatments.