Blood cancers affect the blood, bone marrow, or the lymphatic system and include conditions such as leukemia, Hodgkin lymphoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, myelodysplasia, and myeloma.
Today, the most specialized and focused care teams—like those found at University of Colorado Health facilities in Fort Collins, Greeley, Loveland, metro Denver, and Colorado Springs—can treat and even cure many of these diseases. However, the intensive treatment can severely damage the bone marrow. To restore normal blood production after large doses of chemotherapy or radiation, our UCHealth specialists use blood and marrow stem cell transplantation.
Integrated program, comprehensive care
When you choose University of Colorado Health, you gain access to our integrated program for blood cancer and blood and marrow transplant, an approach you won’t usually find at other cancer centers. It means you receive personalized, coordinated, and comprehensive care—and you’re able to work with the same familiar and trustworthy team of experts for as long as your treatment lasts. In addition, you benefit from the safety and comfort of our special facilities designed to protect your weakened immune system.
Learn more about blood and marrow transplant in our online Health Library.
Your medical team may also recommend participation in a clinical trial. University of Colorado Health conducts hundreds of these “trials” of new treatments or drugs. Participation in a clinical trial may provide those who qualify with access to drugs and vaccines years before they are widely available.