About 1.13 million Americans are living with, or in remission from, blood cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Fortunately, the five-year survival rates for most blood cancers have increased dramatically in the past few decades, thanks to more effective treatments. Blood cancers include:
Leukemia - Chronic Lymphocytic (CLL)
Leukemia - Chronic Myeloid (CML)
Lymphoma - Hodgkin
Lymphoma - Non-Hodgkin
Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS)
The Dorothy E. Schneider Cancer Center offers nurse specialists, dietitians, physical therapists and counselors to support you and your family throughout your cancer care. Our services include:
Infusion services, including blood transfusions to restore red and white blood cells following treatments for blood cancers.
Medical oncology, including chemotherapy that directly kills cancer cells, biologic therapy that helps your immune system attack cancer cells, and targeted therapy that interferes with cancer cells’ ability to grow and spread.
Radiation oncology, often in conjunction with chemotherapy, to use highly focused x-rays to kill cancer cells.
Symptom management, guided by our advanced practice nurse navigators to help you manage and reduce side effects from treatment and ease the symptoms of cancer.
Nutrition services, which help reduce symptoms such as nausea or dehydration and boost your appetite and energy.
Support and counseling, including emotional counseling and referral to support groups for you and your family.
We work with you and your family to make sure you have the best possible outcome. From diagnosis and treatment, to survivorship, we stand by you throughout your journey.