Leukemia & Lymphoma
Fighting Cancer is in Our Blood.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Care at Allegheny Health Network
The difference between leukemia and lymphoma is that the first type of cancer affects blood cells and starts in the bone marrow while the second type attacks cells within the body’s immune system.
With leukemia, the infected cells crowd out or suppress the development of normal cells. The good news is that many people with leukemia find that diagnosis and treatment offer a life filled with many quality years.
Lymphoma has two main types – Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. Hodgkin is one the most curable forms of cancer. Many forms of non-Hodgkin, that are fast growing, also have high curability rates. For patients with slower growing non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, regular treatments can help them better take control of their disease and their life.
As a patient of the Allegheny Health Network Cancer Institute, you receive cancer care from a team of nationally recognized doctors who understand how to fight both diseases. Using the most innovative approaches to treating leukemia – both acute and chronic, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma, myeloma and related disorders, our hematologists lead the way in blood cancer and cellular therapies.
It’s why our nationally recognized cell transplant program –The Allegheny Health Network Cell Transplantation Program – is accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT), and why its also earned the highest level of certification – Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI) – for its clinical quality and commitment to improvements.
Diagnosing, managing, and treating leukemia and lymphoma requires dedicated programs and the highest quality level of care. With the strength of our research programs, you have access to the most innovative new clinical trials and therapies, including the latest chemotherapeutic and biological therapeutics and the Cell Transplantation Program.
Our cancer care team, along with your 24/7 Care Navigator coordinates a personalized treatment for you, supporting your challenges, helping you better manage your emotions, listening to your concerns and strengthening your overall well-being.
At the Cancer Institute, we treat the following leukemia and lymphoma disorders:
- Acute myelogenous leukemia
- Chronic myelogenous leukemia
- Acute lymphocytic leukemia
- Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
- Lymphoproliferative disorders
- Hodgkin lymphoma
- Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
- Myelodysplastic syndrome
- Myeloproliferative disorders
- Multiple myeloma
- Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia
Click on the links below to learn more about diagnosis and treatment for leukemia and lymphoma at the Allegheny Health Network Cancer Institute.