​Overview of the Hematology Program 

The Hematology Program at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s Cancer Center provides specialized care and support for people diagnosed with malignant and non-malignant blood disorders. Our teams are experienced in diagnosing and treating a range of malignant and non-malignant blood disorders, including leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma, as well as hereditary blood disorders, anemias, bleeding and clotting disorders and bone marrow disorders. 

Program physicians also provide second opinion consultations for hematological malignancies and other non-malignant disorders. The skilled, multidisciplinary Hematology Program team supports the care of both outpatients and inpatients at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.

Why Choose Us?  

Every patient who visits the Hematology Program has a dedicated team of medical experts to support them, and their family, throughout their treatment journey. The multidisciplinary team round daily to discuss each patient’s needs, their progress and to decide the best treatment plan. We work closely with our team of experts at Cleveland Clinic in the US when needed, one of the largest and most respected hematology programs in the world, and home to one of the country’s only rare blood cancer clinics. 

New research and developments in blood cancers have broadened the range of treatment options within this field. At Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s Hematology Program, we have access to the latest treatment options for patients with blood cancer, which can improve quality of life and survival rates. 

What We Treat 

Most blood cancers start in the bone marrow, which is where blood is made. Blood cancers happen when abnormal blood cells start growing out of control. This stops the normal function of blood cells, which fight infection and make new blood cells.

  • Leukemia: A type of cancer that affects the cells in the bone marrow, the spongy material in the bones that produces blood cells. 
  • Lymphoma: A type of cancer that affects white blood cells, called lymphocytes, and involves the lymph nodes and other parts of the body.
  • Multiple Myeloma​: A cancer that begins in the blood’s plasma cells, a type of white blood cell that forms in the bone marrow. 

Other blood disorders treated at the Hematology Program include:

Malignant Disorders​

  • Myelodysplastic diseases: A group of disorders that affect the normal function of the bone marrow, which is responsible for the production of blood cells. 
  • White blood cell disorders: Either too few or too many white blood cells are produced. White blood cells help the body fight infection.
  • Aplastic anemia: The body is unable to produce enough red blood cells.  

Non-Malignant Disorders

  • Hereditary Blood Disorders

  1. ​Sickle cell anemia: The shape of an individual’s red blood cells becomes abnormal and therefore are unable to function properly.
  2. Thalassemia: An individual’s body is unable to make enough hemoglobin, a protein that carries oxygen to all parts of the body.
  3. G6PD deficiency: Red blood cells are broken down prematurely due to a deficiency in an enzyme called G6PD. 

  • Anemias

  1. Iron deficiency: A condition that develops when there is too little iron in the body. 
  2. Nutritional deficiencies: A group of conditions where the body cannot absorb certain nutrients from the foods we eat. 
  3. Hemolytic anemia: When red blood cells are destroyed by the body too quickly.  ​

  • Blood Clotting and Bleeding Disorders

  1. Hemophilia: Blood does not clot properly, leaving an individual more susceptible to excessive bleeding. This disease is also called factor VIII deficiency. 
  2. Thrombosis: A blood clot forms inside of a vein or an artery, causing a blockage.
  3. Platelet disorders: Normal function or level of platelets, which are important for blood clotting, are affected.

  • Iron Metabolism Disorders 

  1. Hemochromatosis: An excess buildup of iron in the body.

Department/Program Caregivers 

Our Hematology Program doctors have extensive expertise in the field of cancer and blood disorders, and are board certified in each of the hematology and medical oncology specialties. The team provides excellent, Patients First medical care based on current United States and international guidelines. Caregivers involved in patient care for this program include:

  • Consultant physicians in hematology and oncology
  • Pharmacists
  • Nurses
  • Pathologists
  • Radiologists
  • Radiation therapists
  • Social Workers
  • Case Managers
  • Physical therapists
  • Infectious diseases specialists
  • Cardiologists
  • Nephrologists
  • Patient coordinators
  • Patient educators.

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