The Acute Leukemia & Bone Marrow Transplant Programs are highly specialized programs located at LDS Hospital and collaborate with other leukemia centers across the nation to offer state-of-the-art services to patients. This collaboration ensures high-quality care to all patients who come to our program for treatment. The program treats leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, and other blood cancers. You can be confident that each specialist in the clinic is in communication with the others. Integrated care is high quality care and we pride ourselves on our unique multidisciplinary approach.
Research has shown that a shorter time interval between diagnosis and treatment is beneficial and improves outcomes for the patient. Our team can begin treatment within 24 hours of diagnosis — even on holidays and weekends. During your visit, you will have access to each of the following specialties. They will assist you in planning your treatment and answer any questions you have.
- Medical Oncologist – (Hematology/Oncology) Medical Oncologists are internists with training and experience in the treatment of cancer. They coordinate patient care from diagnosis through the course of the disease, assisting with pain and symptom management. When needed, they prescribe chemotherapy and other anti-cancer drugs.
- Radiation Oncologist – Radiation Oncologists provide radiation therapy treatment such as brachytherapy and image guided radiation therapy. They develop and prescribe cancer treatment plans and monitor patient progress.
- Social Worker – Our social worker will assist with support and counseling, financial concerns, and help you gain access to community resources.
- Dietitian – Our certified dietitians help patients maintain an optimal weight during and after cancer treatment through meals plans, exercise goals and behavior modification coaching.
- Genetics Counselor – Our counselor will review your family medical history and provide education regarding your personal risk for familial cancer.
- Registered Nurse – The nurse will help coordinate your care by helping make appointments, providing education and answering questions.
- American Cancer Society Patient Navigator – Our American Cancer Society patient navigator connects patients with information, resources, services, and support during the cancer journey. They also offer free wigs, scarves & hats.
- Financial Counselor – If you don’t have insurance, need financial assistance, or have other financial concerns, our counselors can help.
A physician referral is not necessary to attend the acute leukemia or bone marrow transplant program. If you would like to attend for primary treatment planning or a second opinion, please call 801-408-3729.