Benign Hematology Program
Boston, MA 02215
Non-malignant Hematology Program
Disorders of the blood can be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Our Benign Hematology Program team provides advanced care for non-cancerous (benign), blood-related illnesses. Typically these are diseases that involve red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets and coagulation.
- Red blood cells carry oxygen to the body's tissues.
- White blood cells fight infection and provide immunity.
- Platelets play an important role in blood clotting and in bleeding control.
- Coagulation is the blood clotting process.
Doctors who study blood and treat patients with blood conditions are called hematologists. Our team of compassionate providers includes an outstanding group of hematologists, nurses and pathologists, including internationally recognized clinicians and researchers focused on treating the range of hematologic disorders including:
- Bleeding or thrombosis
- Myeloproliferative disorders (such as polycythemia vera and essential thrombocythemia)
- Platelet problems
Compassionate, Long-term Care
A hallmark of our service is the supportive and compassionate relationship we have with you and your family. We are here for you: attentive and responsive to your medical needs. Together we will help you learn about your particular blood disorder and any tests procedures or medications that are necessary. We are especially pleased to provide long-term follow-up care for many of our patients, and are always available as a health resource to answer your questions and concerns.