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Treatments for Blood Cancers

The experts at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center and the Mario Lemieux Center for Blood Cancers dedicate themselves to providing exceptional care at every step.

From initial exams and diagnosis through treatment, follow-up visits, and beyond — we focus on you and your needs.

Our multidisciplinary team:

  • Works with you, your doctor, and other UPMC experts, on the best treatment options for your specific type of blood cancer.
  • Offers a comprehensive approach, providing the latest advances in blood cancer detection, diagnosis, and treatment, including access to advanced therapies and clinical trials, and support services.

Each case is different, but giving you the best chance for a cure is our first goal.

Blood Cancer Treatment Options

Our surgical and medical oncologists work with you and your loved ones on a treatment plan.

Treatment options for blood cancer depend on the:

  • The type and stage of cancer.
  • The spread of disease.
  • Your basic health.

Blood cancer treatments may include:

The UPMC Hillman Cancer Center has a vast body of knowledge of these diseases and is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in western Pennsylvania.

This allows us to give you early access to leading-edge blood cancer treatments through clinical trials — treatments you may not find elsewhere.

No matter what type of blood cancer you have, we’re prepared to provide consistent, personal care at every stage of your disease.

Blood Cancer Treatment at UPMC: Treating the Whole Person

At UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, we believe that the best blood cancer treatment begins with a focus on you.

We offer a range of support resources to help you feel more at ease and make your treatments more effective.

These supportive care services can help you and your loved ones manage cancer diagnosis and recovery:

  • Behavioral medicine — psychologists and psychiatrists can help you create a plan for meeting the challenges of blood cancer.
  • Nutrition for blood cancer — our experts can design and diet plan to help you regain strength or support your health.
  • Blood cancer pain management — pain experts will work with your care team to relieve pain from blood cancer treatment.
  • Palliative care — this service aims to improve the quality of life for people whose blood cancer is no longer responding treatments.
  • Social support — social workers can help you manage the practical aspects of living with blood cancer.
  • Transfusion therapy — this is a method of importing healthy blood cells or platelets to replace cells destroyed by disease or treatment.
  • Interpreter services — interpreters help global blood cancer patients and others with language barriers discern the treatment process.

Contact Us About Blood Cancer Treatment Options

To reach the Mario Lemieux Center for Blood Cancers at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, call 412-864-6600.