About leukemia and lymphoma
These cancers happen when normal cells start growing out of control:
- Leukemia affects the white blood cells that are often found inside your bones (bone marrow).
- Lymphoma begins in lymphocytes, which are cells that help clear the body of infections.
Common symptoms of leukemia and lymphoma include:
- Bone pain
- Bruising easily
- Frequent infections
- Red spots on your skin
- Sweating more than usual, especially at night
- Swelling in the vessels within the body tissue that help you get rid of infections (lymph nodes)
- Tiredness or fatigue
Expert leukemia and lymphoma care at Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute
Our team includes doctors who completed additional training (fellowships) in areas such as medical oncology along with oncology-certified nurses and other specialists. We work together to deliver exceptional care. Highlights of our program include:
We are the only cancer center in the region with experts in hematopathology. These doctors specialize in diagnosing conditions affecting the blood cells, such as leukemia and lymphoma. This level of expertise allows you to get the most effective treatments right from the start.
The Cancer Institute’s commitment to delivering quality oncology care is recognized at the national level. We have held the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s QOPI® designation since 2011.
Access to clinical trials
We are advancing leukemia and lymphoma care through participation in clinical trials. Our efforts bring you new care options that are typically only available in select cancer centers such as ours. Find out more about cancer research and clinical trials.
Treatments for leukemia and lymphoma at Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute
At the Cancer Institute, you have access to a broad range of treatment options, including:
This treatment uses one or more drugs that interfere with the cancer cell's ability to grow or reproduce. We offer newly approved chemotherapy drugs as well as options that are only available through clinical trials. Find out more about chemotherapy.
We give you cancer drugs that interfere with molecules within the cancer cells, halting their growth. Targeted therapy is similar to chemotherapy, but often with fewer side effects. Get more information about targeted therapy.
For lymphoma, we may break up cancer cells using radiation therapy. This treatment uses beams of energy to prevent cancer from growing. We offer all the latest radiation therapy technologies. Learn more about radiation therapy.
This promising new treatment works by “training” your body’s immune system to recognize cancer cells and get rid of them – much in the same way your body helps you recover from a cold. Read more about immunotherapy.