The Hematology Program at Smilow Cancer Hospital offers comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of blood cancers: lymphoma, leukemia, and myeloma. While the causes of these cancers remain unknown, great strides in treatment, some of which originated from Yale Cancer Center research, are improving survival rates.
The overall aim of treatment is to bring about a complete remission. Treatment approaches for blood cancers may include chemotherapy, radiation oncology, stem cell or marrow transplantation, or immunotherapy. Each patient receives an individual treatment plan, which includes standard care and/or clinical trials, which offer novel treatment options.
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma is a broad term for cancers that develop in the lymphocytes, which are white blood cells of the lymphatic system. Learn about symptoms and treatment.Read more
Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system that causes white blood cells to grow uncontrollably. Learn about symptoms and treatment.Read more
Blood cancer is a type of cancer that starts in the bone marrow, where blood is produced. Learn about symptoms and treatment.Read more
Inherited cancers are cancers that can be passed down from one family member to another through genes. Learn about symptoms and treatment.Read more