Lymphoma and leukemia are like relatives. Part of the same family, but with different personalities and characteristics. Both are forms of blood cancer and involve white blood cells, but they’re very different in the way they affect the body. Lymphomas are solid tumors made up of blood cells, and leukemia is a liquid cancer in the bloodstream.
The Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute’s Lymphoma Multidisciplinary Center specializes in treating cancers of the blood known as either Hodgkin’s or non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas. The difference between Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkin’s is the type of white blood cell that is affected.
Surgery, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiation and, in some cases, stem cell transplantation are used to treat these cancers. Decades of clinical experience show that combinations of these treatments are often the most effective.
When you visit the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute, you will meet with the following team of specialists in one visit:
Together, these specialists, in consultation with your primary care doctor and with the support of your care management team, will work with you to create a cancer treatment plan that will be the most effective and give you the most peace of mind.
At ChristianaCare, we are committed to providing you with the expertise, treatment options and care you need on your journey back to health. We are here for you.