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What can you expect during a visit to a hematologist?

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You may not always come face to face with your hematologist. They often work closely with your internist, pediatrician, oncologist, or other primary doctor to interpret your test results or to monitor your condition. A lab technician who takes your blood sample usually isn't a doctor. Blood draws take only minutes. You may wait a few days to get your test results.

If you have a long-term blood-related condition, such as hemophilia, you probably will see them regularly.

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: “What is Cancer Immunotherapy?”

American College of Physicians: “Hematology.”

American Medical Association: “Hematology.”

American Society of Hematologists: “Talking with Your Doctor.”

Mayo Clinic: “Hematology,” “Diseases and Conditions,” “Tests and Procedures.”

National Cancer Institute: “NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms: Bone Marrow.”

UpToDate: “What’s New in Hematology?”

American Association for Clinical Chemistry: “Complete Blood Count (CBC).”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on September 29, 2019

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: “What is Cancer Immunotherapy?”

American College of Physicians: “Hematology.”

American Medical Association: “Hematology.”

American Society of Hematologists: “Talking with Your Doctor.”

Mayo Clinic: “Hematology,” “Diseases and Conditions,” “Tests and Procedures.”

National Cancer Institute: “NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms: Bone Marrow.”

UpToDate: “What’s New in Hematology?”

American Association for Clinical Chemistry: “Complete Blood Count (CBC).”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on September 29, 2019

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