Ocean Hematology & Oncology specializes in the evaluation and management of blood disorders, dealing with complications of the blood cells and abnormalities in the coagulation system.
Our blood contains different types of cells; red blood cells (RBC's), White Blood Cells (WBC's), and platelets. Red blood cells carry oxygen to the body in the form of hemoglobin. Low hemoglobin levels result in a disorder known as anemia. Which can be a result of a wide range of disorders from a simple iron deficiency to serious diseases such as leukemia and other types of blood cancer. White blood cells are responsible for fighting infections. A low WBC count is known as leucopenia, and a high WBC count is called leukocytosis. Low platelet counts may result in bleeding and easy bruises.
Bleeding disorders are a common result of a deficiency of the coagulation factors in the blood or from abnormal platelets. Bleeding is controlled by the proteins known as coagulation factors. Precise analysis of these factors is necessary to identify the deficiency that leads to bleeding disorders.