Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma & Leukemia
Whether you are coming to The Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center to begin your blood cancer treatment plan, or for a 2nd opinion, our specialists are committed to helping you understand your lymphoma, multiple myeloma or leukemia diagnosis and your treatment options so that you can make an informed decision about the best plan of care.
Our experienced healthcare professionals evaluate and treat patients with cancers of the blood in the The Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center, a collaborative, multi-specialty cancer center in Mt. Kisco, NY.
Lymphoma is a group of blood cell tumors that develop from lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell that is part of the immune system and typically cause enlargement of lymph nodes but can also sometimes be found in the blood stream. There are two main types: Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). Non-Hodgkin lymphoma makes up about 90% of cases is more common with increasing age and includes a large number of sub-types. Hodgkin’s Lymphoma more commonly occurs in young adults but can also be seen in older people. There are also several subtypes of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
Multiple Myeloma is a bone marrow cancer that develops from plasma cells, a type of white blood cell found in the bone marrow that produces the antibodies used by the immune system. Overproduction of these antibodies by malignant plasma cells can cause problems such as weak and painful bones, anemia, high calcium levels and kidney malfunction.
Leukemia is cancer of white blood cells that circulate in the blood stream. It starts in the bone marrow, the soft tissue inside most bones. The bone marrow is where the 3 main types of blood cells, white cells, red cells and platelets, are made.
- White blood cells help your body fight infection.
- Red blood cells carry oxygen to all parts of your body.
- Platelets help your blood clot.
In patients with leukemia, the bone marrow makes an excessive number of abnormal white blood cells, called leukemia cells. They don't do the work of normal white blood cells, grow faster than normal cells, and they don't stop growing when they should. Over time, leukemia cells can crowd out the normal blood cells. Chronic leukemias, the most common type, are quite slow growing and people can live with them for many years sometimes without needing treatment. Acute leukemias are more aggressive and require intensive therapy at the outset.
Multidisciplinary Team of Experts and Resources
At the NWH Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center in Mt. Kisco, NY, you have access to a compassionate multidisciplinary team of lymphoma, myeloma and leukemia cancer experts all in one place and close to home—including:
- Radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, specialized surgeons, pathologists, oncology nurses, and integrative medicine professionals.
- Active clinical trial program testing new therapies to help try to improve upon our current standard treatments. We have or have had available multiple clinical trials in lymphoma, myeloma and leukemia that have given our patients access to new and improved therapies before they were widely available.
- Our Tumor Board discusses cancer patients on a case-by-case basis in a multi-specialty forum.
- Access to advanced diagnostic testing in our all-digital Radiology Department. Our Radiologists, Pathologists and Oncologists work together to provide prompt results and the best treatment options.
- Chemotherapy is provided in the soothing setting of the Laurie Bass Sklaver Infusion Center.
- Advanced options in radiation therapy are available, tailored to treat your cancer. Radiation is administered under the direction of the Radiation Oncologist
- Blood cancer patients have access to the therapeutic services of the Health & Wellness Program—many at no cost.
- Smoking Cessation Programs available to our community for no fee. Look for upcoming sessions on our Calendar of Events.
- Medical technology and operating rooms reflect the state-of-the-art in cancer surgery.
- Experienced healthcare professionals specialize in blood cancer treatment in the Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center, a collaborative, multi-specialty cancer center.
To learn more about the collaborative team of specialists and their approach to lymphoma, myeloma and leukemia blood cancer treatment through The Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center at NWH, give us a call at 914.242.8115.