Hematology and Oncology
The Division of Hematology/Oncology at UI Health comprises a dedicated team of doctors, nurses, social workers, and pharmacists who work to treat cancers of the blood and other blood disorders, and ensure the needs of the patient and families are met from the onset of care. We look to our specialists of renowned clinicians and scientists to not only understand the dynamics of cancer genetically, environmentally and behaviorally, but how we can develop targeted approaches and individualized therapies, as cancer continues to challenge us.
Just like in all other organ systems and tissue structures, cancer can arise in the blood, bone marrow, and the lymph nodes. While some of these tumors are dormant, easily contained, and need very little treatment, others are more aggressive, require greater attention, and may necessitate a combination of therapies to prohibit them from spreading to other organ structures.
Our areas of expertise include:
Leukemia: Cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow. The type of leukemia that is diagnosed is based on the type of cell that is affected and the maturation of that cell.
Lymphoma: Cancer that develops in the lymphatic system. There are two primary types of lymphoma — Hodgkin lymphoma and Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
Multiple Myeloma: Cancer that begins in the bone marrow and affects plasma cells.
Myelodysplastic Syndromes: A variety of diseases that affect the blood and bone marrow.
Myeloproliferative neoplasms: A group of diseases of the bone marrow in which excess cells are produced
Sickle Cell Disease: A group of inherited blood disorders that affect the hemoglobin found in red blood cells.
As an academic medical institution that combines world-class research with state-of-the art technology, UI Health is leading the way in drug development, clinical experimental protocols, and cancer prevention studies with the ultimate goal of improving prevention techniques and finding a cure.
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Chicago IL, 60612