Our Acute Leukemia program is highly specialized and we collaborate with other leukemia centers across the nation to offer state-of-the-art services to patients. This collaboration ensures high-quality care for all our patients. We treat patients with leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, and other blood cancers.
is a type of cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow, the spongy center of bones where our blood cells are formed. The disease develops when blood cells produced in the bone marrow grow out of control. There are several types of Leukemia. You can learn more from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
is the name for a group of blood cancers that develop in the lymphatic system, which is part of the immune system. The two main types are Hodgkin lymphoma
and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL).
is a type of cancer that begins in the bone marrow and affects the plasma cells. Cancer occurs when cells grow uncontrolled. There are several types of Myeloma. You can learn more from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
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. We offer many diagnostic, supportive, and treatment options including:
In this video Karen Wade describes her battle with leukemia.
You can be confident that each specialist in our clinic is in communication with the others. Integrated care is high quality care and we pride ourselves on our unique multidisciplinary approach. During your visit, you will have access to each of the following specialists, who 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 our 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.