Cancer Treatment Centers of America

You have leukemia. We're here to help.

A leukemia diagnosis is life-changing. At Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), we’re here to help you and your loved ones make a more informed treatment decision. We encourage you to explore this area to learn more about the disease, what lies ahead and your treatment options.

Hear inspiring patient stories. Learn how our doctors create a personalized treatment plan for your diagnosis and needs. And if you have any questions along the way, please don’t hesitate to contact our team of cancer experts. We’re here to help you make sense of it all.

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Learn about Wayne's leukemia journey and treatment at CTCA.

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Learn About Leukemia

Leukemia is cancer that develops in the bone marrow, lymphatic system or other blood-forming tissues, causing a large amount of cancerous cells to spread through the bloodstream. Symptoms include bruising, bleeding, lethargy, fever, anemia and increased risk of infections. Leukemia is generally categorized into four groups: acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). CML, CLL and AML are more common in men than women. 

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Leukemia Diagnostic Evaluations

Each leukemia patient deserves a personalized treatment plan tailored to his or her needs, and that begins with a thorough and accurate diagnosis. Our cancer experts will perform an array of diagnostic tests designed to diagnose your specific leukemia type and stage. The diagnostic evaluation will likely include a physical exam to look for certain signs of leukemia, such as pale skin, bruising or an enlarged spleen or lymph nodes.

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Leukemia Advanced Treatments

Treatments recommended for leukemia vary from patient to patient, largely dependent on the type and stage of the disease. Chemotherapy is typically a first-line treatment for acute myeloid leukemia and acute lymphocytic leukemia. Other patients may undergo a stem cell transplant to help stimulate the growth of new bone marrow and restore immune function. Some leukemia patients receive radiation therapy, either alone or in combination with other treatments, such as targeted therapy and/or chemotherapy.

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Leukemia Supportive Care Services

Chemotherapy, radiation therapy and other treatments for leukemia may cause side effects that affect your quality of life, such as fatigue, nausea, hair loss, loss of appetite and a drop in white blood cell count, which may put you at a higher risk of infection. At Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), we take an integrative approach to care, offering each patient a variety of supportive care services designed to help manage side effects throughout treatment, to help improve overall well-being.

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