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Working with many rare forms of blood disorders, the Stanford Hematology Program brings together a multispecialty team of experts dedicated to treating leukemia as well as other benign and malignant hematologic disorders.
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Care and Treatment of Leukemia and Blood Cancers
Overview of Blood Cancers, Leukemia, and Hematological Malignancies
Blood cancers are hematological disorders that affect the cells that make up blood, bone marrow, and lymph. While many hematological cancers are relatively rare, the specialists at the Stanford Hematology Program are experienced in managing even the most complex cases. Our team of world-renowned doctors provides the most advanced diagnostic technologies and treatments available today for both benign and malignant hematologic disorders.
Our goal is to improve the survival and quality of life of patients. Stanford Cancer Center doctors have particular expertise in the management of:
A form of acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) that is caused when part of chromosome 15 and chromosome 17 are swapped in an action called a "translocation." APL accounts for about 5-10% of all cases of AML and is most likely to affect young adults.
Agnogenic myeloid metaplasia (AMM)
A type of cancer that forms in the bone marrow. It is similar to CML, but lacks the genetic defect known to cause CML.
A medical condition in which the red blood cell count is less than normal.
A rare condition that occurs when the body stops producing enough new blood cells, causing fatigue and an increased risk of infections and uncontrolled bleeding.
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)
A type of blood cancer in which bone marrow and other lymphatic system organs slowly make too many lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell). The term "chronic" means the disease progresses more slowly.
A type of cancer that affects certain white blood cells and collects in the bone marrow and the outer layer of the bone.
A rare, aggressive type of cancer involving malignant B-cells or T-cells in the blood, bone marrow, and tissues. It is often classified as a type of CLL.
Venous thrombosis is when the blood clot obstructs a vein, and arterial thrombosis is when the blood clot obstructs an artery.
Leukemia is the most common form of cancer in childhood. It affects approximately 3,000 children each year in the United States, accounting for about 30% of childhood cancers. Information about childhood leukemia can be found at the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, which is within easy walking distance from both the Stanford Cancer Center and Stanford Health Care.
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