Blood oncology treatment in Terre Haute
Terre Haute Regional Hospital is committed to offering advanced blood cancer treatment to Wabash Valley. Our blood oncologists and skilled hematologists want to ensure that you or your loved ones have access to the latest techniques and treatment so we can create personalized, tailored services.
For more information about the The Paul Siebenmorgen Cancer Center, please call (812) 237-9326.
Leukemia—or cancer of the lymphatic system (also known as lymphoma), bone marrow or blood-forming tissues—typically involves the white blood cells in your body.
Types of leukemia
A leukemia diagnosis based on two classifications: how fast the disease progresses and what type of white blood cell is affected.
The classifications of how fast leukemia progresses include:
- Acute leukemia—Abnormal blood cells cannot function normally and multiply rapidly. Aggressive, timely treatment is needed to treat this disease properly.
- Chronic leukemia—Abnormal blood cells multiply slowly and function normally for a period of time. Some forms of chronic leukemia may not show any early symptoms and can go undiagnosed for years.
When the white blood cells are affected, there are two types of leukemia that you or your loved one could have:
- Lymphocytic leukemia—This type of leukemia affects the lymphoid cells and lymphatic tissue, which makes up the immune system.
- Myelogenous leukemia—This form of leukemia affects the myeloid cells, which create red and white blood cells, as well as platelet-producing cells.
Either classification of leukemia can result in the types of leukemia, such as:
- Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL)
- Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML)
- Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)
- Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML)
Symptoms of leukemia
Symptoms will vary depending on the type of leukemia that you have. Common signs include:
- Fatigue and weakness
- Easily bruising and bleeding
- Consistent nosebleeds
- Excessive sweating, especially at night
- Bone tenderness or pain
- Losing weight without attempting to
- Frequent and severe infections
- Fever or chills
Our oncologists and hematologists will collaborate to create a treatment plan that benefits your lifestyle and current health needs. You will receive care and assistance through our oncology nurse navigator program to guide through every process.
Typical treatments for leukemia can include chemotherapy and radiation therapy. You may or may not receive chemotherapy treatment or radiation, but it depends on your treatment plan and individual needs.