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Blood cancer

Blood cancer occurs when stem cells in your bone marrow produce an uncontrolled growth of abnormal blood cells. These cells keep your blood from fighting infections and preventing excessive bleeding. Treatment options include chemotherapy, radiation therapy and stem cell transplantation.

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Blood cancer treatment in Virginia

If you've recently been diagnosed with blood cancer, our doctors are here to help.

Throughout HCA Virginia Health System's network of hospitals, our doctors and oncologists offer extensive treatments across the commonwealth of Virginia for blood cancers and disorders, including anemia, myeloma and leukemia.

Have cancer questions?

We can help. askSARAH is a dedicated, confidential helpline for your cancer-related questions. Our specially trained nurses are available 24/7.

We can help. askSARAH is a dedicated, confidential helpline for your cancer-related questions. Our specially trained nurses are available 24/7.

Types of blood disorders we treat

Our doctors, oncologists and hematologists are trained to provide comprehensive treatments for a range of blood-related conditions, including:

  • Aplastic anemia
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Hodgkin's lymphoma
  • Leukemia
  • Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS)
  • Myeloma (multiple myeloma)
  • Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL)

Blood cancer care

Our doctors take a multidisciplinary approach to treat cancers of the blood, bone marrow and lymphatic system.

Our blood cancer services

Our affiliation with the Sarah Cannon Blood Cancer Network means our healthcare practices are home to dedicated specialists with expertise in leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma and other hematologic malignancies.

When you choose one of our hospitals for your cancer care, you have access to the following:

  • Advanced laboratory technology for measuring blood counts
  • American Cancer Society resource center
  • Blood cancer clinical trials
  • Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy
  • Fellowship-trained hematopathologists
  • Nurse navigation upon request

Diagnosing blood cancer

Many patients who are diagnosed with blood cancer may not show symptoms. However, even if you show symptoms, it might be easy to dismiss them as the cause of something minor. This is because as many blood cancer symptoms are similar to symptoms of common illnesses.

Be sure to speak with your doctor if you are experiencing:

  • Excessive coughing or chest pain
  • Fever or chills
  • Frequent infections
  • Itchy skin or rash
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Night sweats
  • Persistent weakness and fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Swollen ankles

Blood cancer treatment options

Our teams work together to develop customized treatment plans to meet your needs. Your care plan may include:

  • Infusion therapy
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Psychosocial oncology and distress assessment
  • Radiation therapy

About Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute

As part of Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare, our family of hospitals provides comprehensive cancer services with convenient access to cutting-edge therapies for people facing cancer in our communities. From diagnosis to treatment and survivorship care, our oncology expertise ensures you have access to locally trusted care with the support of a globally recognized network.

askSARAH helpline

Have cancer questions? We can help. askSARAH is a dedicated helpline for your cancer-related questions. Our specially trained nurses are available 24/7, and all calls are confidential. Contact askSARAH at (804) 591-4152.

Sarah Cannon Institute at HCA Virginia Health System hospitals

We are proud to join the leading network of experts from Sarah Cannon to create a new era of collaborative cancer care. Working together, we are redefining cancer care, so you can fight the disease where you get your greatest strength: in your own community, with the support of friends and family nearby.

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