Haemato-oncology

What is haemato-oncology?

Haemato-oncology is the diagnosis and treatment of all blood cancers. This includes patients with lymphoma, myeloma and leukaemia.

How does haemato-oncology work?

Treatment for lymphoma, myeloma and leukaemia in many instances is chemotherapy, in addition some patients may also be treated with radiotherapy.

What are the benefits of this procedure?

Treatment in the vast majority of patients alleviates symptoms, improves survival and in some patients maybe curative.

Paying for your procedure

The costs of haemato-oncology procedures are covered by most medical insurance policies, but please check with your insurer first. If you are paying for your own treatment the cost of the operation will be explained and confirmed in writing when you book the operation. Ask the hospital for a quote beforehand, and ensure that this includes the surgeon’s fee, the anaesthetist’s fee and the hospital charge for your procedure.

Acknowledgements 

Dr Premini Mahendra MD, FRCP, FRC Path, Consultant Haematologist

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