Hematology & Blood Disorders

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What does the Hematology & Blood Disorders Department do?

Hematology is the study of blood, the parts of the body where blood is formed, and blood diseases. It is important to note that many blood diseases are not cancerous. Hematologists are trained in treating benign conditions as well as malignant ones.

What to expect if you are referred to Southwest Cancer Care for Hematology?

Patients will meet with Dr. Sindhu who is a board-certified hematologist. Dr. Sindhu will carefully review your medical history and records, your family history, and perform a detailed physical exam. Lab tests may be ordered if necessary to confirm a diagnosis. Patients will feel confident in having a discussion regarding the diagnosis, education about the disease, and recommendations for management. If treatment is necessary, further discussion and education will take place to help patients decide which treatment is right for them. Conditions for which you may be referred to Dr. Sindhu may include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Anemia
  • Bleeding disorders such hemophilia and von Willebrand disease
  • Clotting disorders such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE)
  • Platelet disorders
  • Bone marrow disorders
  • Immune system disorders (problems with white blood cells)
  • Iron absorption disorders such as hemochromatosis

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