Hematologic Cancer

Comprehensive Care for Hematologic Cancers and Blood Disorders

For adults and children who have cancer of the blood, bone marrow or lymph nodes, our Cancer Centers provide the highest level of care, led by experts in hematologic malignancies including:

  • Hodgkin's lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)
  • Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplasia

Our multidisciplinary teams include specialists on the leading edge of care in treating hematologic cancers, as well as dedicated radiologists and hematopathologists who accurately stage hematologic cancers for better cancer treatment planning. Working together, we provide patients and families with guidance, support and the best options for treatment and cure. Our hematologic cancer specialists include:

  • Hematologists/oncologists
  • Medical and radiation oncologists
  • Radiologists/nuclear medicine specialists
  • Transplant medicine specialists
  • Advanced practice nurses and nurse practitioners
  • Bone marrow and peripheral blood transplant specialists
  • Nutritionists
  • Social workers

In addition to the latest, most effective treatments to treat cancers of the blood, lymphatic system and bone marrow, our Cancer Centers participate in innovative therapies and clinical trials. For patients who have advanced or unresponsive cancers, clinical trials offer more options for treatment.

Specialists in Pediatric Hematologic Cancers

For children, The Valerie Fund Children’s Centers for Cancer & Blood Disorders found at Community Medical Center, Monmouth Medical Center, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center offer comprehensive medical services to children, adolescents and young adults (from birth to age 21) with leukemia and other cancers, as well as blood disorders such as sickle cell anemia, thalassemia and thrombocytopenia.

What is leukemia?

Leukemia is cancer that affects the bone marrow where blood cells are produced.

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Understanding Your Stage of Lymphoma

After diagnosing your lymphoma, your doctor needs to see how far the disease has spread, which is called its stage. Lymphoma may be in just one area, but it tends to be more widespread. That's because it can easily move through the lymphatic system. Your treatment plan and prognosis depend on the type of lymphoma you have and its stage. But the chances of curing lymphoma have more to do with the type than the stage.

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Learn out more about Hodgkin Disease & Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

What Is Multiple Myeloma?

To help you understand what is happening when you have cancer, it helps to understand how your body works normally. Our bodies are made up of tiny building blocks called cells. Normal cells grow and multiply when the body needs them, and die out when the body does not need them.

Cancer is made up of abnormal cells that grow whether or not they are needed. Multiple myeloma is cancer that begins in the plasma cells. These are a type of white blood cell.

Plasma cells make proteins called antibodies that help our body fight disease. These cells are in the soft inner part of our bones called the bone marrow. Multiple myeloma starts when plasma cells become abnormal. It’s also known as myeloma or plasma cell myeloma.

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