Leukemia and Lymphoma
At Fairview, you have access to doctors known around the world for their innovative care programs designed for people suffering from leukemia, Hodgkin’s and Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Our team of experts take a multidisciplinary approach to treating the disease and offer patients optimal care that leads to the best-possible outcomes.
Leukemia is a cancer that begins in the blood forming tissue of the body, such as bone marrow. While often considered a childhood disease, leukemia is also common in adults.
Lymphoma is a cancer that begins in cells of the immune system. Two common lymphatic cancers include lymphoma/Hodgkin's disease and Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
When to call your doctor
Many of the early symptoms of leukemia and lymphoma are similar to other common illnesses, such as the flu or other infections. Headache, fatigue, weakness, fever and joint pain are common symptoms. If any of these symptoms persist for an extended period of time, see your doctor.
Advanced symptoms are more noticeable. Contact your doctor if you experience any of the following:
- Swelling or a painless lump in your neck, armpit or groin
- Swelling in your abdomen
- Frequent infections
- Weight loss
These symptoms can be attributed to conditions other than leukemia or lymphoma. To be certain, see your doctor.