Noncancerous Blood Disorders
An Experienced and Dedicated TeamAnemia, high and low platelet counts, high and low white blood cell counts, easy bruising, and blood clots are common blood abnormalities that can have many causes. Identifying the causes of hematologic symptoms and abnormal blood test findings requires an experienced and dedicated team. The specialists in nonmalignant hematology at John Theurer Cancer Center, part of Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey, have the expertise to evaluate patients with nonmalignant blood disorders, providing an accurate diagnosis and customizing the most effective course of therapy for each patient. We get to know you and your family and take the time to understand your personal concerns and preferences to treat you with medical excellence and the level of care you expect. We don’t just care for you, but about you. In fact, according to Press-Ganey surveys, 99 percent of our patients report satisfaction with their care at John Theurer Cancer Center.
Treating All Types of Blood Diseases
We care for adults with a wide variety of nonmalignant blood disorders, such as:
- B12 deficiency
- Genetic abnormalities causing hemoglobinopathies such as thalassemia or sickle cell disease
- Hematologic issues during pregnancy
- Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)
- Iron-deficiency anemia
- Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS)
- Myeloproliferative disorders
- Thrombotic (blood clotting) and bleeding disorders
- Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) and hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS)
We also offer screening for family members with a history of abnormal blood counts, bleeding, or clotting disorders.
Your Cancer Team
A Comprehensive Assessment and Customized Treatment
Your multidisciplinary team carefully evaluates your test results and considers other health issues you may have when making a diagnosis and choosing the most effective treatment. Many blood disorders are secondary to other primary medical problems, such as kidney and liver diseases or rheumatological/autoimmune disorders. If we find that this is the case, we’ll refer you to other specialists at Hackensack University Medical Center who are experts in managing those disorders.
Referral to Stem Cell Transplantation
Some people with blood disorders that cannot be effectively treated with medications or transfusions need a stem cell transplant. For more than 25 years, doctors in the Adult Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplantation Program at John Theurer Cancer Center have provided this lifesaving therapy. With over 6,000 transplants since 1990 and more than 400 every year, we have one of the largest and most experienced transplantation programs in the United States. We can connect you with this program if a stem cell transplant is an option for you.