There are many different types of blood disorders and blood cancers. Common blood disorders include anaemia, iron deficiency or overload, haemochromatosis, and myelodysplasia. Some common blood cancers include leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma.
A general practitioner can help to diagnose a blood disorder and will likely refer you to a haematologist for treatment and management of your condition. A haematologist is a specialist doctor who treats blood-related disorders and disease.
When something is wrong with your blood, it can affect your overall health, and if left untreated symptoms commonly impact day to day life.