Lymphoma, leukemia and myeloma are types of blood cancers. TrustMed’s experts provide treatment for all types and stages of leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, myelodysplasia, and myelofibrosis
Leukemia 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.
Lymphoma is the name for a group of blood cancers that develop in the lymphatic system. Cancer occurs when normal disease fighting cells called ‘lymphocytes’ undergo a transformation in which they grow and multiply uncontrollably.
Myeloma is a type of cancer that begins in the bone marrow. It affects the plasma cells which are made from B cells, a type of white cell that is present in the bone marrow.
Some blood malignancies, such as Hodgkin Lymphoma, are curable.
For other malignancies, which are incurable, this is a very hopeful time for patients. Dramatic advancements in new treatments over the past decade are resulting in better overall survival, allowing many patients to achieve remission and maintain a good quality of life for years.
TrustMed’s doctors are highly specialized hematologists-oncologists; each has a distinct expertise in treating a particular type of cancer.
Treatment of hematologic malignancies may include chemotherapy, radiation therapy and bone marrow or stem cell transplantation. For the latter, innovative techniques such as umbilical cord blood transfusion and the ability to conduct a transplant with a mismatched family donor offer more options to patients.
Today, in many hematologic diseases, the genetic type of cancer influences therapeutic decisions. For example, doctors can identify certain genes that point to more dangerous strains of leukemia, and accordingly pick a more aggressive treatment. TrustMed’s experts will guide you through the state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic options available today. From the moment your doctor tells you that you have cancer until the time you start treatment, you will need to make a number of decisions. At TrustMed, we believe that giving you comprehensive information regarding your disease will help you make these important decisions.
Some of the special services offered by TrustMed’s hematology experts are:
- bone marrow aspiration and biopsy
- diagnosis and management of difficult hematologic disorders
- outpatient and inpatient chemotherapy treatment
- molecular analysis of hematologic disorders