Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN)

Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN)

Introduction Definition Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) are a group of rare blood cancers that originate in the bone marrow. They are characterized by the overproduction of one or more types of mature blood cells: red blood cells, white blood cells, or platelets....
Leukemia: An Overview

Leukemia: An Overview

Introduction Leukemia is a group of cancers that affect the blood and bone marrow. It arises when immature blood cells, called blasts, multiply uncontrollably in the bone marrow, crowding out healthy blood cell production. These abnormal cells often don’t...
Lymphoma: An Unusual Lymphatic Growth

Lymphoma: An Unusual Lymphatic Growth

Introduction Lymphoma refers to a broad spectrum of disorders affecting the lymphatic system, a network of vessels and organs vital for your immune defense. While most commonly associated with cancerous growths (malignant lymphoma), the term also encompasses...
Serologic Crossmatching

Serologic Crossmatching

Introduction  A serological crossmatch, also known as a blood compatibility test, is a vital procedure performed before a blood transfusion to ensure compatibility between the donor’s red blood cells and the recipient’s serum or plasma. In the realm...
Hemato-Oncology: Recognizing Blood and Cancer

Hemato-Oncology: Recognizing Blood and Cancer

What is hemato-oncology (blood cancer)? Hemato-oncology specifically combines areas of hematology and oncology to diagnose and manage cancers that develop in the blood cells, bone marrow, lymph nodes, and other blood-related organs. Hemato-oncology is a fascinating...