Blood cancers we treat
Blood cancers, also called hematological cancers, are cancers that affect how your blood cells work or are made. At ProHealth, you’ll find care for adults diagnosed with:
- Leukemia – Cancer of blood-forming tissues
- Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL)
- Acute myeloid leukemia (AML)
- Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)
- Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML)
- Lymphoma – Cancer of the lymph system
- Hodgkin lymphoma
- Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), including Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia
- Multiple myeloma – Bone marrow cancer
Blood cancer treatments
Depending on your specific condition and preferences, your care plan may include:
- Blood transfusion – Replaces your blood with healthy blood from volunteer donors.
- Bone marrow transplant – Replaces diseased bone marrow cells with healthy ones.
- Chemotherapy – Uses drugs to kill cancer cells throughout your body.
- Growth factor drugs – Stimulate blood cell production.
- Immune therapy – Boosts your immune system response to cancer.
- Precision medicine and targeted therapy – Uses medications that affect specific genes or proteins to slow or stop the growth of cancer.
- Radiation therapy – Uses high doses of radiation to kill cancer cells.
- Radioimmunotherapy (RIT) – Delivers a radioactive drug directly to a tumor using an IV injection.
- Therapeutic apheresis – Removes your blood, separates it into various components, and then returns only the healthy parts to your body.
Hematologic cancer clinical trials
Take advantage of blood cancer clinical trials at ProHealth. If you’re a candidate, you may benefit from new treatments not widely available.
Genetic testing for blood disease
Some people have a higher risk of developing certain blood diseases because they carry an inherited gene mutation. Ask your doctor if you or your family may benefit from genetic testing and counseling at ProHealth. Early detection of conditions like multiple myeloma may help you live longer and have a better quality of life.
Depend on ProHealth Care for wellness and support services during and after cancer treatment.