Haematological treatments

Haematologists at Peter Mac use a range of specialised treatments and treatment plans to treat blood cancers.

Haematological cancers include various types of blood cancers and related diseases including acute and chronic leukaemias, myelodysplastic syndromes, myeloproliferative disorders, aplastic anaemia, Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, multiple myeloma and plasma cell disorders.

Find out more about blood cancers.

Treating blood cancer

Whilst there are special treatments for haematological diseases, treatment for blood cancers may also include chemotherapy, radiation therapy or surgery.

If you are receiving treatment for blood cancer you will be looked after by a treating haematologist who will coordinate your treatment plan, discuss your treatment options and explain your treatments to you. However, you may receive care from a range of different experts. Your multidisciplinary team may consist of:

  • Haematologists
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Surgical oncologists
  • Medical oncologists
  • Specialist nurse coordinators or practitioners
  • Other doctors who are undertaking specialist training in haematology
  • Specialist treatment nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Allied health professionals such as dietitians, physiotherapists, social workers, clinical psychologists
  • Other support services

Nurse-led services available within Peter Mac’s Haematology Service include nurse-led follow up for patients with skin lymphoma, patients post autograft, and post allogeneic bone marrow transplant. Specialist haematology nurses are also involved in the follow up and management of patients in the Late Effects Service.

Your case will be discussed at a multi-disciplinary team meeting, ensuring you receive the best care and treatment plan.

As a tertiary training institution, education is a primary focus for Peter Mac. During your time at Peter Mac, you will meet health professionals training at varies stages of education. Your care will always be delivered under the direct supervision of senior specialist staff.

Your treating team will provide you any treatment information and advice specific to you. Please ask your team any questions you might have or let them know if you have any concerns about your treatment.

Visit our Haematology service page for more information about the Haematology service at Peter Mac