Dr. Lauren Boal is a pediatric hematologist practicing in BOSTON, MA. Dr. Boal specializes in treating children that have a blood disease or cancer. Such blood diseases include disorders of red blood cells, white blood cells and/or platelets. The types of cancers that Dr. Boal treats include leukemias, lymphomas and certain tumors. Dr. Boal can also treat bleeding disorders in children. Pediatric hematologists can be found in childrens hospitals, community hospitals, university medical centers and more.
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