Some cancers, including leukemia, lymphoma, and myelomas, originate in and/or primarily affect blood cells, bone marrow, or the lymph system. Because these cancers tend not to be site-specific, surgery is not usually the primary course of treatment. Instead, these cancers are often treated and completely cured by a combination of methods, including chemotherapy, radiation therapy, biological therapy, blood transfusion, and sometimes bone marrow transplantation.
At Alabama Cancer Care a multidisciplinary team of cancer specialists works together to deliver state-of-the-art, comprehensive care to each of our patients.
For each patient, our team develops a comprehensive, highly individualized treatment plan that is designed to achieve the best possible outcome, and it closely monitors the progress of that treatment to allow for rapid adjustments, as warranted. Throughout treatment, our specialists meet weekly to discuss the condition of each of our patients and their cancers.
Treatment Of Hematological Malignancies
(Diseases Affecting The Blood, Bone Marrow And Lymph System)
Treatment will depend on your age, overall health and medical history, the extent of the disease, your tolerance for certain medications, procedures or therapies, and other factors, but may include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, bone marrow or stem cell transplantation, biological therapy (which uses the body’s own immune system to fight cancer), blood transfusion, radiation therapy, fracture therapy, medication (to control pain and prevent or treat damage to other parts of the body that may result from the cancer treatment), and surgery.