According to the Lymphoma Research Foundation:
Every four minutes, someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with a blood cancer. Yet, despite these shocking statistics, many people do not know very much about the disease, or any of the other blood cancers, until they are diagnosed.
So what is blood cancer? Blood cancer (also referred to as "hematological cancer") are cancers of the blood and blood-forming organs. Find more information about the different types of blood cancer on the right side of the page.
Our doctors have helped discover and develop new treatments now used to treat adult leukemia and lymphoma, and we offer highly specialized expertise in treating older patients diagnosed with these diseases.
As a major academic medical center, NewYork-Presbyterian has participated and continues to participate in clinical trials for blood cancer.
At NewYork-Presbyterian, doctors from multiple specialties collaborate to treat patients with blood cancer. The team helps develop a personalized treatment plan by taking into account the type, location, and stage of the disease as well as the patient's age and physical health. Chemotherapy is the primary treatment for blood cancer, though some patients receive radiation therapy as well and/or a transplant of stem cells or bone marrow.