Getting Diagnosed with Lymphoma
If you have been diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma (also called Hodgkin disease) or Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, you may feel worried or anxious. It helps to know the experts at the UMass Memorial Health Cancer Center provide the most advanced treatment options and clinical trials.
Lymphoma is a type of cancer that starts in the lymphocytes, which are cells in the lymphatic system. The lymphatic systems is part of your immune system and helps rid the body of waste. Once in the lymph nodes, the cancer can spread to any part of the body, including your organs and blood marrow. While some forms of this disease are more aggressive than others, some lymphoma patients may have a better chance at going into remission with the proper treatment.
The UMass Memorial Medical Center has the only stem cell transplant center in Central New England.
Types of Lymphoma We Treat
- Classic Hodgkin lymphoma (by far the most common form of Hodgkin disease)
- Nodular lymphocyte-predominant Hodgkin lymphoma
- Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
Lymphoma Services We Provide
Depending on the type of lymphoma you have, your overall health, your 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