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Blood Cancers


For leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma and all blood cancers, you’ll find the comprehensive specialists and treatment services you need at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Abington – Jefferson Health.

Our team of medical oncologists/hematologists, radiation oncologists and other specialists provides personalized treatment. These experts are highly experienced with the latest technological advancements and blood cancer therapies.

Honored for Cancer Expertise

Blue Distinction Complex and Rare CancersIndependence Blue Cross named us a Blue Distinction Center for Complex and Rare Cancers®, including leukemia.

The Commission on Cancer, American College of Surgeons, gave us its 2012 and 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award, one of only three Pennsylvania centers to receive that honor for cancer treatment excellence.

CoC Outstanding Achievement Award 2012

CoC Outstanding Achievement Award 2015

Diagnosing Blood Cancer

Precise diagnosis is vital for determining the best treatment. Blood cancer tests include: measurements of blood cell factors; CT, PET, Gallium and bone scans; lymph node and bone marrow biopsies. We also provide consultations (second opinions) for patients originally diagnosed elsewhere.

Expert Treatments for Leukemia, Lymphoma and Multiple Myeloma

Our specialists are highly experienced and individualize treatment for each patient. Chemotherapy is often the primary treatment for blood cancer because it works throughout the body. You may also receive targeted therapy and radiation therapy. Our blood cancer experts also coordinate care for patients who may receive stem cell transplantation or bone marrow transplantation.

We take part in clinical trials research on leukemia, lymphoma and other blood cancers. This gives our patients opportunities to participate and benefit from innovative approaches before new developments are widely available.

Fertility Preservation

Before starting any cancer treatment, talk with your oncologist about whether the therapy could affect your fertility. Our reproductive endocrinologists help with fertility preservation before treatment or appropriate infertility treatment if cancer therapy has already been given.

Help Navigating Your Cancer Treatment

Whether you are newly diagnosed or in treatment, our cancer navigators provide help and support. The nurse navigator for blood cancers, Betty Cummings, RN, MSN, OCN, is available at 215-481-3191.

Call for a Cancer Physician or Navigator