Centre for Blood Disorders
Lanka Hospitals houses a dedicated fully equipped facility for all blood related cancer treatment including bone marrow transplant treatment, the only such treatment facility available in Sri Lanka.
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Leukaemia is a cancer of cells in the bone marrow (the cells which develop into blood cells).
With leukaemia, the cancerous cells in the bone marrow spill out into the bloodstream. There are several types of leukaemia. Most types arise from cells which normally develop into white blood cells. The word leukaemia comes from a Greek word which means ‘white blood’. If you develop leukaemia it is important to know exactly what type it is. This is because treatment and the outlook (prognosis) depend on the type of Leukaemia.
The main types of leukaemia are:
• Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)
• Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL)
• Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)
• Chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML)
Myeloma, also known as multiple myeloma, is a type of bone marrow cancer. Multiple myeloma affects the plasma cells (a type of blood cell) inside the bone marrow.
Myeloma does not usually take the form of a lump or tumour. Instead, the myeloma cells divide and expand within the bone marrow, damaging the bones and affecting the production of healthy blood cells.
Myeloma often affects many places in the body, which is why it is called multiple myeloma. Commonly affected areas include the spine, skull, pelvis and ribs.
Lymphoma is a type of cancer that originates in the lymphatic system. There are two main types of lymphoma. Hodgkin lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. Cancers that spread to lymph nodes from other parts of the body are not lymphomas.
What is Cancer?
What is cancer? How cancer starts? What changes happen to our body with cancer cells? Find all these answers from Dr.Saman Hewamanna Consultant in Clinical Haematology / Haemato-Oncology
Know about types of Blood cancer and treatments with Dr.Saman Hewamana – Do you know there are different types of blood cancer. And some are curable?! Watch the video by Dr.Saman Hewamana Consultant in Clinical Haematology / Haemato-Oncology explaining on blood cancer and treatments
Blood disorders and treatments – Learn about the blood disorders, treatment methods and expertise need to treat the cancerous as well as non-cancerous blood diseases
Why Chose us?
- Lanka Hospitals is armed with possibly the only consultant specialized in Clinical Haematology / Haemato-Oncology in Sri Lanka, with more than 10 years of work experience in the UK.
- The Centre for Blood Disorders carries out specialized treatment for all blood disorders, including Thalassemia, and all other non-malignant Haematological disorders including Immune Thrombocytopenia, Immune mediated anemias and Hemophilia.
- All types of diagnostic blood tests
- Blood film examination
- Bone marrow aspirations and biopsies
- Lymph node biopsy
- Ultra-Sound, CT & MRI Scanning
- Dedicated inpatient facility only for patients with Haematological disorders
- Haematology Day Unit (HDU) for day chemo therapy/ out patient chemotherapy/ patient monitoring and other procedures.
- Out patient consultation service – OPD 6 Ground Floor
- Chemotherapy for all types of blood cancers
- Bone marrow transplants
- Clinical Haematologist/ Haemato – Oncologist
- Nursing staff
- Social Workers
- Junior doctors
24 hour hotline
Day Unit/ ward