Getting Diagnosed with Leukemia
If you have been diagnosed with leukemia, you may feel worried or anxious. It helps to know the expert cancer team at UMass Memorial Health Cancer Center provides the most advanced treatment options and clinical trials.
Leukemia is a blood cancer that most often starts in the white blood cells. It triggers the body to make abnormal white blood cells that, over time, clog up the bone marrow. Depending on certain factors, such as age and overall health, some leukemia patients may have a better chance at going into remission with the proper treatment.
The UMass Memorial Medical Cancer Center has the only stem cell transplant center in Central New England.
Types of Leukemia We Treat
- Acute lymphocytic leukemia
- Acute myeloid leukemia
- Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
- Chronic myeloid leukemia
Leukemia Services We Provide
Depending on the type of leukemia you have, your overall health, preferences and whether we can find a stem cell match for you, your treatment plan may include:
- Radiation therapy
- Targeted therapy
- Stem cell transplant
- Blood and marrow transplantation in a dedicated eight-bed specialized care unit
- Access to promising new treatments and targeted therapies through our participation in regional and national clinical trials
- Cancer support programs
- Specialized nursing, social work, nutritional counseling and home care