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Disease & Drug Information

Benign Blood Diseases

Benign hematology encompasses a large number of inherited and acquired blood diseases.  A variety of nonmalignant (i.e., benign or noncancerous) blood disorders require specialty care.  Benign blood disorders include the following:

  • Anemia (too few red blood cells)
  • Neutropenia (too few bacteria-fighting white cells)
  • Neutrophilia (too many bacteria-fighting white blood cells)
  • Thrombocytopenia (too few platelets)
  • Bone marrow failure syndromes (aplastic anemia and others)  
  • Hypercoagulability (propensity to have blood clots)
  • Bleeding disorders (hemophilia, Von Willebrand disease and others)

Many blood disorders are relatively mild, but some are challenging conditions.  All require accurate diagnosis and careful management.  The physicians of Shenandoah Oncology have expertise in the care and treatment of people with benign hematologic diseases.  Their advanced training translates into effective treatment of bleeding disorders, clotting disorders, and other hematologic problems as well as the unique challenges these disorders present.  Staff members also have expertise in the laboratory science that is critical to blood disease diagnosis and treatment planning.

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