Advanced Lymphoma Treatment in One Convenient Location
In one convenient location, the Skagit Regional Hospital Cancer Care Center offers patients in Skagit, Island and north Snohomish counties full access to the most advanced lymphoma treatments available. We offer board certified hematologists (doctors specializing in disorders of the blood, bone marrow and lymphatic system) to coordinate a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation of your condition. There are many sub types of lymphoma, which is why a thorough, precise diagnostic work up is preformed prior to initiating a personalized treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs.
Lymphoma is a broad term for cancer that begins in cells of the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is part of your immune system, and is made up mainly of cells called lymphocytes. The two main types of lymphocytes are B lymophocytes (B cells) and T lymphocytes (T cells).If these cells begin to grow out of control, it can result in one of the two main types of lymphoma:
- Hodgkin lymphoma (B cells)
- Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) (T cells)
Hodgkin Lymphoma and Non-Hodgkin lymphoma have similar signs and symptoms associated with the disease that can also be contributed to many other conditions that are not cancerous. General signs and symptoms may include:
- Easy bruising or bleeding
- Swollen lymph nodes, in the neck, groin, or under the arm
- Drenching night sweats
- Weight loss (without trying, and at least 10% in the last 6 months)
If you have any of these signs or symptoms, contact your primary care provider to determine the cause in order to get the right treatment or a referral to an oncology or hematology specialist.
Leading-Edge Cancer Conference Reviews Each Case
Research has shown that when the coordination of care between specialists is optimized, it produces better outcomes and better patient experience. Each new lymphoma patient’s case is presented at a weekly Cancer Conference. In this weekly meeting, our highly-skilled cancer specialists work together to design a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan for each patient and meet regularly to monitor progress. Treatment may include medical oncology, radiation oncology or surgery.
Multidisciplinary Experts Collaborate on Cancer Treatment
The Skagit Regional Health Cancer Care Center has a multi-specialty team of cancer experts that represent an array of disciplines that focus on lymphoma treatment and patient care. Our Board Certified team is comprised of:
- Medical oncologists
- Radiation oncologists
Support for Patients with Lymphoma
Throughout your diagnosis and lymphoma treatment we will help you focus solely on getting well. We are here to answer any questions about our wide range of support services, including:
- Appointment coordination
- Nutritional needs
- Social services
Lymphoma Clinical Trials
Your medical team will review new and promising clinical trials that specifically treat lymphoma. If you meet the clinical trial criteria, your provider will review the trial specifics with you to see if a clinical trial is the right option for you.
For More Information About Lymphoma Services
To learn more about lymphoma services at the Skagit Regional Health Cancer Care Center, please contact one of our team members at 360-814-2146. We can help you make an appointment with a lymphoma cancer care specialist at one of our convenient locations.
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