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Our Approach to Hematology Treatment

  • The Center is dedicated to providing patients with expert medical care during the entire course of treatment, from diagnosis, to the delivery of therapy, to follow-up care once treatment is completed.

    Clinical care

    Dana-Farber has established the Adult Hematology Clinic specifically for adult patients with blood-related conditions.

    Because therapy often consists of medications and blood products that are delivered intravenously (though a needle inserted into a vein), many patients receive treatment in a specially designed drug infusion suite. This allows us to monitor patients closely.

    We also provide an array of specialized services to patients receiving blood-thinning (anticoagulant) medications. Nurses and nurse practitioners carefully monitor the results of lab tests and stay in close contact with patients, in person and by phone, to explain treatments and manage side effects.

    Consultation

    Dana-Farber hematologists — physicians who specialize in blood disorders — are available to consult with your physician or provide a second opinion on your condition.

    Clinical trials

    Patients at Dana-Farber and its partner in adult care, Brigham and Women's Hospital, have access to clinical trials of new treatments for hematological conditions.

    Support services

    Treatment for blood disorders impacts more than the body. Our patients have access to psychiatrists and psychologists, social workers, palliative care specialists, sexual health experts, and many other support specialists, programs, and services.