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Leukemias & Lymphomas

Leukemias & Lymphomas

After a leukemia or lymphoma diagnosis, you will have many questions about your particular type of cancer and the treatment options.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Treatment

There are many cancers that affect the blood, bone marrow, and lymphatic system. Whether you want to know more about your diagnosis and treatment options, the financial impact of your diagnosis, or need social or emotional support, we are here to provide you with the answers and information you need.

To learn more about how radiation therapy can effectively treat your leukemia or lymphoma, call us at 904-880-5522.

Visit our wellness calendar to find out about upcoming support programs at Ackerman Cancer Center.

Treatments

At Ackerman Cancer Center, the patient-centric approach to cancer treatment places you at the heart of your care. Your treatment plan is designed to meet the unique needs of your cancer and your lifestyle.

There are many different treatment approaches depending on the type of leukemia or lymphoma, which may include chemotherapy, targeted therapy, stem cell transplant, immunotherapy, vaccine therapy, radiation therapy, or a combination of treatment therapies.

Treatments offered at Ackerman Cancer Center include:

  • Proton Therapy

    Proton therapy is one of the most precise, advanced radiation treatment modalities available today. In traditional photon radiation, the X-ray beams travel through the tumor, destroying both cancerous and healthy tissue along the way. Proton therapy provides a more efficient solution by utilizing charged particles (protons) to penetrate the tissue and deposit nearly all of their energy directly at the tumor site, thereby reducing damage to surrounding areas.

    Ackerman Cancer Center is proud to be the world’s first private practice offering its own proton beam technology. Though proton therapy is not right for every patient, the radiation oncologists at Ackerman Cancer Center will consider all options when developing your personalized treatment plan.

    Learn more about proton therapy

  • 3-D External Beam Radiation

    3-D External Beam Radiation, also known as 3-D Conformal Radiation Therapy, is a technique that delivers radiation to a tumor site. Imaging scans and special computers map the location of the tumor in three dimensions. During treatment, several beams deliver radiation matched to the shape of the tumor.

  • Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) and Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)

    IMRT uses beams of radiation from multiple angles, and of varying intensities, to conform to the shape of the tumor. IGRT utilizes 3-D images to monitor the tumor’s exact location during treatment. These technologies work together to reduce exposure to healthy tissues and minimize side effects of treatment.

Research on Proton for Leukemias & Lymphomas

Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment with Proton Therapy

International Journal of Radiation Oncology

This article presents the outcomes of treating stage I and stage III Hodgkin lymphoma patients with proton therapy. Proton therapy led to fewer side effects and after 3 years the relapse free survival was 93% and the ...

Proton Therapy Reduces Side Effects in Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment

University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute

This article reviews the outcomes of treating Hodgkin lymphoma with proton therapy. The use of proton therapy lessens the dose of radiation to surrounding organs and, therefore, lowers the risk of developing secondary diseases.

What to Expect

Being diagnosed with cancer raises many questions. Learn what to expect during cancer treatment here.

For more information about the Ackerman Cancer Center and its available treatment options, please call 904-880-5522.

Patient Stories

Meet Janie, Three-Time Cancer Survivor

At the heart of every single treatment delivered at Ackerman Cancer Center is a patient whose life has been affected by cancer. Meet Janie. Her story brings hope and encouragement to others battling this difficult disease. Listen as she shares her experiences.