Leukemia is a complex condition and it can be easy to become overwhelmed by all of the medical terminologies. Finding a leukemia specialist you’re comfortable with and can understand will be helpful as you consider treatment options.
Experience & Expertise
After a leukemia diagnosis, you may find you have more questions than answers. This is why it’s important to seek a cancer expert. No question is too small or insignificant and you’ll want to choose someone who takes the time to make sure you understand. Here are some questions to consider:
- How often do you treat leukemia?
- What type of leukemia do I have?
- Do I need to start treatment right away?
- What are my treatment options for my specific leukemia diagnosis?
- How many times have you performed this type of treatment?
- Do you have clinical trials available? Am I eligible?
Learn what treatments are available at the center or hospital you’re considering. Standard treatments include chemotherapy, radiation therapy and bone marrow transplant. You may also want to ask about clinical trials so you have more care options.
Being diagnosed with cancer can cause an emotional toll on you and your loved ones. Be sure to ask about what resources are available at this difficult time. Are there support groups, counseling, or nutrition support? If you have to travel across Florida to receive care, where can you and your family stay? Does the hospital have accommodation resources available?
Why do Florida Patients turn to Moffitt?
As the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida, Moffitt Cancer Center is at the forefront of leukemia cancer treatment and spearheads a trailblazing clinical trial program.
Range of Treatments
At Moffitt, our Malignant Hematology Program is made up of cancer experts with extensive experience in treating all types of leukemia. Our multispecialty team of leukemia specialists collaborates to develop personalized plans for each patient. We offer a full range of target therapies including:
- Radiation Therapy
- Bone marrow transplants
- Stem cell transplants
Moffitt’s leukemia specialists also collaborate with clinicians from our renowned Blood and Marrow Transplant and Cellular Immunotherapy program to provide the highest level of care to patients who require bone marrow transplantation, all within the same location.
Robust Clinical Trials Program
Certain treatments are available years before they are made available for widespread use through our leukemia clinical trials. We have opportunities for newly diagnosed patients, relapsed patients and transplant patients.
A Quick Connection
We are providing every new patient rapid access to a cancer expert within a day, which is faster than any other cancer hospital in the nation. You can also schedule an appointment by calling 1-888-663-3488 or submitting a new patient registration form online.