Treating Blood Cancers & Non-Cancerous Blood Disorders
The hematologists at UPMC can treat a variety of blood cancers and non-cancerous blood disorders. In a collaborative effort with other specialists and physicians, we can develop a plan with your unique needs in mind.
Treatment for blood cancer and non-cancerous blood disorders may include:
From evaluation to diagnosis to management, our blood specialists are here to offer expert care. Whether your condition is listed here or not, UPMC can help create positive outcomes so that any patient can live their life to the fullest.
Types of Non-Cancerous Blood Disorders
Non-cancerous blood disorders we treat include, but aren't limited to:
- Bone marrow disorders
- Deep vein thrombosis/pulmonary embolism
- Diamond-Blackfan anemia
- Immune hematologic disorders
- Iron metabolism disorders
- Sickle cell disease
- Von Willebrand disease
To learn more about how we treat blood cancers and non-cancerous blood disorders, speak with a provider.
Blood Cancer Symptoms
Common symptoms of blood cancer may include:
- Pain the abdomen, especially in the upper region
- Bone fractures
- Joint pain
- Bleeding or bruising easily
- Enlarged glands and liver
- Fever and chills
- Frequent infections
- Urinating frequently
- Sweating at night
- Unexplained weight loss
Blood Cancer Treatment
Your doctor will choose the best treatment or combination of treatments for you, taking into account the symptoms and severity of your blood cancer, while ensuring you maintain a positive quality of life. They may recommend single or multiple types of medical and/or radiation therapy.
Biological therapy, or immunotherapy, is a type of medical oncology that restores or boosts your natural defense system to fight cancerous cells. It is a common form of treatment for blood-related cancers.
Skilled cancer experts at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of non-cancerous blood disorders and blood cancer in Williamsport, PA.