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Blood Cancer: Leukemia, Lymphoma, Myeloma

Getting a leukemia, lymphoma or bone marrow cancer diagnosis can be frightening. It's hard to find reassurance about what's going to happen and how long treatment and recovery will take. Especially when your body feels weak and sick. 

That's why, at UVA, we're in it with you, for the long term. Your care, from diagnosis to follow-up monitoring, stays our top priority for as long as you're our patient.

We continue to research and develop ways to expand our treatment expertise, so that we can offer you the most advanced options possible.

    Your Blood Cancer Treatment Team

    Our blood cancer experts include:

    • Hematopathologists, experts in identifying and diagnosing blood cancer
    • Hematologists, dedicated nurses and social workers
    • A leukemia team with over 20 years' experience in research, patient care and quality improvement
    • Lab researchers who make it possible to provide the most modern treatments

    The most important member of our team: You. Along with the family and friends who serve as your caregivers, you occupy the center of the team.

    Leukemia Care Experience

    Today, the outlook for many patients with leukemia is very good. Still, where you find treatment matters. Make sure you ask questions, and don’t be afraid to seek a second opinion.

    At UVA, you’ll find over 20 years’ experience in several leukemia types. And based on our patient outcomes, many insurance companies designate our program as a Center of Excellence.

    Treating Leukemia Together

    As part of an NCI-designated cancer center, our providers have specific training and experience in working with leukemia patients. These provide:

    • Treatment: Doctors and nurses
    • Support: Nurse coordinators, social workers, physical therapists, pharmacists, dietitians
    • Genetic testing: Lab technicians with state-of-the-art tools
    • Subspecialty consultation: in cardiology, infectious disease, critical care
    LGL Leukemia Program

    LGL leukemia is very rare, and so are the places that offer expertise in treating it. At UVA, you have access to advanced treatments, clinical trials and the LGL Leukemia Registry, a research database exclusive to UVA.

    Learn about our LGL program
    Become a Donor

    Stem cells make blood. Transplanted stem cells can replace blood killed by cancer treatment or disease. Sometimes, they even destroy cancer themselves. You can donate bone marrow cells, peripheral blood cells and umbilical cord blood. 

    Join the National Marrow Donor Registry
    Stem Cell Transplant

    For patients with high-risk and life-threatening blood diseases, we provide treatment options that increase the likelihood of healing and survival. Discover the advantages and types of stem cell transplant you can access at UVA, along with what to expect of the process.

    Learn about our stem cell program