Hematology and Oncology — Pathology
Hematology and Oncology — Pathology

Hematology and Oncology — Pathology

by Carlo Raj, MD

Hematology is the branch of medicine that focuses on the study, diagnosis, and management of disorders affecting the cellular components of blood. These include disorders of the erythrocytes (red blood cells), such as all types of anemia; disorders of the platelets, such thrombophilia; and disorders of the leukocytes (white blood cells), such as leukemia and lymphoma. The field is closely related to cancer research. In fact, the subspecialty dedicated to treating neoplastic disorders of the blood is called hematology-oncology.

In this course, entities will be classified into red cell and white cell pathologies. The discussions will include anemias, quantitative white blood cell disorders, and malignancy.

For optimal comprehension, the student needs to be familiar with the basic physiology of hematopoiesis, especially the steps taken within the bone marrow to produce functioning blood components.

Assessment of a patient’s hematological profile occurs every day in clinical practice by examining a simple complete blood count (CBC). A competent physician must primarily be a very acute clinician in order to catch from the patient’s history and physical examination the key characteristics of blood disorders (e.g., tiredness and generalized pallor in anemia). Additionally, they must be proficient at interpreting blood values in order to obtain a comprehensive understanding of a patient’s status.

Hematological disorders are commonly seen in routine practice, from women with anemia due to heavy menstrual bleeding to teenagers with B symptoms due to leukemia.

Course Details

  • Videos 102
  • Duration 8:03 h
  • Quiz questions 294
  • Concept Pages 44


Your Educators of course Hematology and Oncology — Pathology

 Carlo Raj, MD

Carlo Raj, MD

Dr. Carlo Raj is a Physician and Lecturer at Becker’s Healthcare, in Illinois, USA, and the CEO and founder of Indus Intellect Virtual MedEd, a medical education consulting company.
He obtained his MD from Medical University of the Americas (MUA) and is an international lecturer and public speaker.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Raj teaches courses on Pathology.

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Lecturio, pls find a different lecturer
By jack g. on 02. February 2024 for Cold Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia (CAIHA): Etiology, Pathogenesis and Clinical Pathology

The gibberish that falls out this retards mouth. WIsconsin, what, what?

Recommended lesson for sideroblastic anemia!
By Aurelio M. on 21. December 2023 for Sideroblastic Anemia: Nucleated Red Blood Cells in Bone Marrow

Huge thank you, dr. Raj! You managed to explain everything very clearly and with a bit of humour that allowed me to go through this 18 minutes lesson very very easy!!!

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By jack g. on 07. December 2023 for Anemia of Chronic Disease: Iron Studies

this guy makes me insane, why does he talk like that? Every lecture I find him on I look elsewhere for the information

Excellent Illustration!
By Aderonke I. on 01. November 2023 for Extravascular Hemolysis

Dr. Raj is so funny! How did you know that I like vondoo? I will never forget extravascular hemolysis lol. Thank you for a great lecture!