Expert Hematology in Williamsport & Wellsboro, PA
Hematology is the study of blood and diseases affecting the blood. Many of our oncologists at our cancer center are certified in hematology, providing expertise in comprehensive, yet focused blood cancer treatment, as well as treatment for a variety of non-cancerous blood disorders. When patients come to UPMC Hillman Cancer Center with blood-related cancers, like leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma, we can provide them with individualized and extensive treatments.
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. View our resources on radiation therapy and medical therapy for more information on these treatment options.
Biologic Therapy: Helping You Fight Back
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.
Monoclonal antibodies target and attach themselves to molecules, causing certain cells to die and weakening others so that they can be destroyed by chemotherapy or radiation.
Radiolabeled antibodies are like monoclonal antibodies with radioactive particles attached, allowing them to damage cancer cells without the need for large amounts of radiation.
As a leader in cancer therapy and treatment, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center provides biologic therapy to fight blood cancers and non-cancerous blood disorders. Our oncologists offer exceptional hematology in Williamsport and Wellsboro, PA.