Leukemia

Leukemia is a type of cancer of the blood or bone marrow characterized by an abnormal increase of white blood cells. There are several types of leukemia. The following lists the most common; if you don't see your cancer listed, please call our Cancer AnswerLine™ at 800-865-1125 for information.If you don't see your type of leukemia listed, please call our Cancer AnswerLine™ at 800-865-1125 for information.

There is hope, innovation and support for those diagnosed with leukemia

Patient Care and Treatment

The Multidisciplinary Leukemia Clinic at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center provides diagnosis and treatment to those with all types of leukemia. Our clinic follows a team approach to care. Patients have their situation discussed not only by our hematologist oncologists, but also by radiation oncologists, surgical oncologists, registered nurses and social workers. By having everyone involved, a personalized treatment plan is developed. In most cases, this discussion happens the same day as the appointment.

Sean Morrison, Ph.D., former-director, Center for Stem Cell Biology in the University of Michigan's Life Sciences Institute discusses leukemia stem cells.

Bone Marrow Transplant
For some of our leukemia patients, it may be advisable to undergo a bone marrow transplant. In this case, care of the patient is shared with our Bone Marrow Transplant Program. This program is world-renown for its multidisciplinary effort and dedication to our survivorship and chronic GVHD clinic and programs.

Support

Since our program is part of the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center, our patients have access to Patient Support Services. To fully understand what this means, please take time to visit the support services area of this website. We outline the services available to our patients at every point in their care.

Make an appointment, referral or have questions answered

To make a first-time appointment or have questions, please call the Patient Care Center at 1-800-865-1125 and talk with one of our oncology nurses. If you would like to refer a patient, please contact M-LINE at 800-962-3555. For more information, visit our Make an Appointment web page.

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