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What is Haematopathology

Haematopathology is a branch of medicine focused on studying diseases related to blood cells and tissues. It involves the examination of blood, bone marrow, lymph nodes, and other tissues to diagnose and manage conditions such as leukemia, lymphoma, and other blood disorders.

Important facts:

Blood Tests and Biopsies

To diagnose blood disorders, doctors may order blood tests to analyse cell counts, cell morphology, and biochemical markers. In some cases, a biopsy of the bone marrow, lymph nodes, or other tissues may be needed to obtain more information.

Treatment Guidance

Haematopathology plays a crucial role in guiding treatment decisions for blood disorders. By accurately diagnosing the type and stage of a disease, doctors can develop personalised treatment plans that may include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, or stem cell transplantation.

Monitoring Disease Progression

Haematopathologists monitor changes in blood cell counts and other markers to track the progression of blood disorders over time. This helps doctors assess how well treatment is working and make adjustments as needed.

Collaboration with Other Specialists

Haematopathologists work closely with other healthcare professionals, including hematologists, oncologists, surgeons, and radiologists, to provide comprehensive care for patients with blood disorders. This multidisciplinary approach ensures that patients receive the most effective treatment and support.

Prognostic Information

Haematopathology provides valuable prognostic information that helps predict the likely course of a disease and guide treatment decisions. This information may include genetic mutations, chromosomal abnormalities, and other factors that influence disease outcomes. In summary, haematopathology is a vital field of medicine that focuses on diagnosing and managing diseases of the blood and related tissues. By working closely with other healthcare professionals and providing personalised care, haematopathologists help improve outcomes and quality of life for patients with blood disorders.

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Dr Gong Swee Kim

Consultant Haematopathologist
Sessional Consultant
MBBS (Malaya), MPATH (Haem) (UKM), CERT BLD TRANSF (Strasbourg), AM (Mal)
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