Leukemia and Lymphoma

Normal white blood cells are vital to your day-to-day health. If abnormal white blood cells grow out of control, your body’s immune system is weakened and you are less able to fight infection and disease.

Leukemia and lymphoma are similar types of cancer. Both involve the abnormal production of white blood cells. The main difference is that in leukemia, the cancer cells are mainly in the bone marrow and blood, while in lymphoma the cells affect the lymph nodes and other tissues.

The earlier these cancers are detected, the better your chances for a positive outcome. For leukemia, the survival rate has quadrupled in the last 50 years. And lymphoma is also very treatable, so you can expect to live for a long time after being diagnosed.

Our proven treatment leads to positive outcomes.

Different patients may experience different symptoms of the two main types of lymphoma, Hodgkin's lymphoma and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. But it's common for enlarged lymph nodes to cause chest pain, cough, shortness of breath, or swelling of the face and arms. Similarly, leukemia symptoms vary but may include fever or chills, fatigue or weakness, frequent infections, or bone pain or tenderness.

Mercy specialists use the latest tools to diagnose and treat these forms of cancer. Your treatment depends on your age and overall health, the type of leukemia or lymphoma you have and whether it has spread to other parts of your body. Lymphoma & leukemia treatment may involve:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Stem cell transplant
  • Biological therapy medications

Each person we serve is different and unique, and so is the cancer treatment plan that our Mercy team will develop. As a faith-based health care organization, we see ourselves being called to a higher standard. We focus on treating the whole person – body, mind and spirit.

Our goal is to provide you with a future that is cancer free and to get you back to doing what you love most, in the safest and quickest way possible.

Providers Nearby

Faith Fuller, FNP, Hematology, Oncology, Mercy
Hematology
Oncology
Mercy Clinic
71.4 miles
Charles H. Morgan, MD, Oncology, Hematology, Mercy
Oncology
Hematology
66.7 miles
Giancarlo Angelo Pillot, MD, Oncology, Hematology, Mercy
Oncology
Hematology
121.3 miles
Michael J. Bolger, MD, Hematology, Oncology, Mercy
Hematology
Oncology
127.3 miles

Locations Nearby

Mercy Cancer Center - Jefferson

  • 1420 Highway 61 South
    Festus, MO 63028
  • (636) 931-3655
  • Hours of Operations:
    Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
96.9 Miles

Mercy Clinic Oncology and Hematology - Jefferson

  • 1420 Highway 61 South
    Festus, MO 63028
  • (636) 931-3655
  • Hours of Operations:
    Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
96.9 Miles

Mercy Clinic Oncology - Sullivan

  • 1326 S. Service Road West
    Sullivan, MO 63080
  • (636) 390-1600
  • Hours of Operations:
    By appointment only. Please call to schedule.
106.5 Miles

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