Hematology

Welcome to your home for all things Mayo Clinic Hematology. At Mayo Clinic, hematologists work in collaboration with teams of experts from virtually every medical and surgical specialty for the care of adults and children with blood diseases, including various cancers of the blood and bone marrow.

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Jan 20, 2020

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia: Changes in frontline treatment

By Justin McClanahan @JustinMcClanahan
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow — the spongy tissue inside bones where blood cells are made. The term "chronic" in chronic lymphocytic leukemia comes from the fact that it typically progresses more slowly than other types of leukemia. [...]
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia: Changes in frontline treatment
Jan 6, 2020

CLL: What is 'watch & wait' and what can a patient do during this phase?

By Justin McClanahan @JustinMcClanahan
Many newly diagnosed chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients are in the early-stage and do not meet the typical criteria to begin treatment. This may go against what is commonly known to many in that, typically, catching cancers early and beginning treatment immediately achieves the best possible outcome. "This [...]
CLL: What is 'watch & wait' and what can a patient do during this phase?
Dec 17, 2019

Multiple Myeloma: Smoldering, disease progression, and changes in approach

By Justin McClanahan @JustinMcClanahan
All patients with multiple myeloma start with a diagnosis of monoclonal gammopathy of unknown significance (MGUS). But, how concerned should a patient be when receiving a MGUS diagnosis? While some patients do go on to develop multiple [...]
Multiple Myeloma: Smoldering, disease progression, and changes in approach
Oct 24, 2019

Six decades in medicine – a conversation with Dr. Robert Kyle

By Justin McClanahan @JustinMcClanahan
Growing up in North Dakota, Dr. Robert Kyle was heading toward a career in forestry until a family friend suggested that he become a doctor. He kept that thought in the back of his mind until his brother was diagnosed with meningococcal meningitis. Impressed by the doctor who treated his brother, [...]
Six decades in medicine – a conversation with Dr. Robert Kyle
Sep 30, 2019

A Look Back on Blood Cancer Awareness Month

By Justin McClanahan @JustinMcClanahan
In 2010, the United States Congress designated September as Blood Cancer Awareness Month. Each year, Mayo Clinic treats about 30,000 people with blood diseases. Specialists in hematology at Mayo Clinic are organized by by the following disease-oriented groups: Acute Leukemia/Myelodysplasia Bone Marrow Transplant CAR-T Cell Therapy [...]

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