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.
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.
Conditions We Treat
- Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
- Acute Myelogenous Leukemia
- Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
- Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
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