In French. IWK Hematology / Oncology Booklet.
Platelets (PLT), thrombocytes, are blood cells that helps it to clot (stop bleeding). Not having enough platelets in your blood is called thrombocytopenia (throm·bo·cy·to·pe·nia). This pamphlets describes what causes low platelets, symptoms, and ways to prevent and manage it.
Low red blood cell count, called Anemia, can be caused by cancer or cancer treatment. This pamphlet lists the symptoms, treatments, coping mechanisms, and basic questions to ask your health care team.
Multiple myeloma (my·lo·ma) is a type of cancer where plasma cells, blood cells that help fight infection, become abnormal and grow out of control. This pamphlet lists the causes and results of multiple myeloma, how it is diagnosed, the symptoms, how it is treated and how you can manage multiple myeloma.
Neutropenia (low white blood count) happens when you do not have enough neutrophils. This pamphlet lists the causes, signs and symptoms of neutropenia, and what to do if you do have a fever or other signs of infection.
This pamphlet outlines polycythemia vera (PV), a blood cancer, also called primary polycythemia, polycythemia rubra vera (PRV), or Vaquez-Osler disease. This pamphlet describes the cause, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of polycythemia vera.
This pamphlet outlines Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia in detail, highlighting symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, self-care, and when to contact your health care team.
Depending on the complexity of your child’s care, tests and clinic visits may be scheduled over 2 or more days. This may not include test/scan results. The staff at the IWK work hard to schedule and accommodate your child’s needs as best as possible in order to limit the amount of time you spend at the health centre.