Blood cancer care in Portsmouth
Choose Portsmouth Regional Hospital for comprehensive diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care applied to a wide spectrum of blood diseases and cancers. You benefit from the collaboration of our experienced hematologists and medical oncologists who work together to customize your treatment plan for the best possible outcomes.
To schedule an appointment or learn more about our cancer care services, please call (888) 421-1080.
Blood cancers we treat
Blood cancers, commonly known as leukemias and lymphomas, generally fall into two major categories based on the types of blood cells in which they originate (myeloid or lymphoid) and whether they're located in the blood (leukemia) or in the lymph nodes (lymphoma). These cancers take many forms and often connect to each other through the body's immune system.
Types of leukemia
Although other forms of leukemia and related blood disorders exist, the main types include:
- Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (cancer that affects white blood cells)
- Acute myeloid leukemia (cancer that occurs in those with excess immature white blood cells)
- Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (cancer of the blood and bone marrow)
- Chronic myeloid leukemia (slow-progressing cancer that begins in the bone marrow)
Types of lymphoma
Encompassing a diverse group of diseases, lymphoma takes two primary forms: Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin.
Bone marrow disorders we offer care for include:
- Multiple myeloma (common plasma cell blood cancer)
- Myelodysplastic syndromes (group of disorders caused by disturbed blood cell production)
- Myeloproliferative disorders (slow-growing cancers that occur when the bone marrow produces too many abnormal red blood cells)
- Aplastic anemia (rare condition in which the body does not produce enough new blood cells)
Blood cancer treatment
Depending on your condition and type of blood cancer, your treatment options at the Cancer Care Center at Portsmouth Regional Hospital may include infusion therapies—such as chemotherapy or biotherapy—radiation therapy and watchful waiting (allowing time to pass before medical intervention or therapy is used) monitored by our multispecialty team. We also work closely with major transplant centers if you need a bone marrow transplant.