State-of-the-art treatment and compassionate care for a wide range of hematologic/blood cancers.
The Blood Cancer specialists at Middlesex Health can provide you with a complete diagnosis and a tailored treatment plan. Our team includes medical oncologists, oncology nurses, cellular therapy specialists, radiation oncologists, and other experienced professionals who get to know you and your personalized care plan.
Your treatment plan may include several different treatments.
- Chemotherapy: Your doctor may use these powerful drugs to kill blood cancer cells. Chemo treats cancer and may stop it from spreading. But it also damages healthy cells, which can cause side effects.
- Immunotherapy: Your doctor may harness your immune system to fight blood cancer. It can also give the immune system a boost by changing the chemical environment of your cancer.
- Radiotherapy: Your doctor will direct high doses of radiation at the part of your body where the cancer is. It destroys blood cancer cells and can also help control cancer-related pain.
- Stem cell (bone marrow) transplantation: Your doctor will replace your damaged blood-forming stem cells with healthy stem cells. These stem cells grow into all types of blood cells, including red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets.
In addition, through Middlesex Health's partnership with the Mayo Clinic, you may be eligible for clinical trials of the most cutting-edge cancer treatments.
Each treatment comes with side effects, and the side effects of cancer treatment can be complex, so take the time to learn your options. Talk with your care team about the possible long-term effects of each treatment option and how to manage them.
Common Blood Cancers
Patients receiving cancer care at Middlesex Health receive medical oncology services through the Connecticut Oncology Group (COG).
The board-certified medical oncologists, nurses, and technicians at COG provide the most effective, advanced care with warm, personal attention and support for patients and their families. In addition, your medical oncology team will work closely with your other providers and provide access to clinical trials.
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