Leukemia Treatment Landing

Your Treatment Begins Here

Spectrum Health Cancer Center is the only cancer center in West Michigan to offer comprehensive testing, treatment and follow-up care for all types of leukemia. As your care provider, we have two priorities: free you of cancer and protect and enhance your quality of life.

The details of your treatment will depend on the type and stage of your leukemia. We will also look at your blood cell counts to determine what will be most effective at fighting your illness. A nurse navigator will help coordinate all of your appointments, so you can focus on healing.


Treatments We Provide

Biologic Therapy

This procedure uses your body's immune system to fight your cancer. This is done by either stimulating your immune system to attack cancer cells or by introducing agents it needs, like antibodies, to kill them.

Blood and Marrow Transplantation

This process delivers healthy blood or bone marrow (as stem cells) to replace unhealthy bone marrow. Before the transplant, intensive treatment will kill as many cancer cells as possible to set the stage for new bone marrow growth.

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is given in a combination of one or more drugs to kill leukemia cells or stop their growth. It may be given through infusion, orally or both.

Splenectomy

If leukemia cells are present in an organ, such as the spleen, it may be removed. The surgery can help you feel better and also improve your blood counts.

Radiation Oncology

An entire team of medical professionals with advanced training and years of experience deliver radiation treatment and care. Together, they continually work on ways to make radiation therapy more effective while at the same time preventing side effects.