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Hematology (Blood) Cancers

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.

Just like in all other organ systems and tissue structures, cancer can arise in the blood, bone marrow, and lymph nodes. Some of these tumors can be dormant, easily contained, and need very little treatment, and others may be more aggressive, require greater attention, and may necessitate a combination of therapies to prohibit them from spreading to other organ structures.

Our dedicated team of doctors, nurses, physician assistants, and transplant coordinators are specially trained in and solely devoted to blood and marrow transplantation. Their focus is on performing the procedure safely, while carefully managing pain before, during, and after the treatment.

Our Areas of Expertise

Amyloidosis: A rare disease where amyloid, a protein produced in the bone marrow, builds up in the body's organs.

Aplastic Anemia: A condition where your body stops producing new blood cells. Patients with aplastic anemia are at a higher risk of infections and uncontrolled bleeding, and often feel fatigued.

Germ Cell Tumors: Germ cell tumors are rare cancers that generally appear in the reproductive glands but also may in the abdomen, pelvis, mediastinum, or brain.

Leukemia: Leukemia is 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: Lymphoma is cancer that develops in the lymphatic system. There are two primary types of lymphoma — Hodgkin's lymphoma and Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

Multiple Myeloma: Multiple myeloma is cancer that begins in the bone marrow and affects plasma cells.

Myelodysplastic Syndromes: Myelodysplastic syndromes include a variety of diseases that affect the blood and bone marrow.

Myeloproliferative neoplasms: Myeloproliferative neoplasms are a group of diseases of the bone marrow in which excess cells are produced.

Sickle Cell Disease: Sickle cell disease is 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. Through ongoing research, we continue to develop new and innovative treatment options using all available stem cells resources, including peripheral blood cells, cord blood, and bone marrow.

Our Location

Outpatient Care Center, Suite 1E
1801 W. Taylor St.
Chicago IL, 60612
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