Cancer Care

What is blood cancer?

Blood cancer affects your lymphatic system, which is part of your immune system. It includes your bone marrow and blood cells. Bone marrow is where blood cells develop.

Blood cancer types include:

  • Leukemia – causes an abnormal amount of immature white blood cells that crowd out normal white blood cells
  • Myeloma – affects your bone marrow and plasma cells (white blood cells that produce antibodies) and causes problems with excess antibody production
  • Lymphoma – causes abnormal lymphocytes (type of white blood cell) to multiply and overwhelm multiple organs throughout the body

A diagnosis of blood cancer can be scary. Our team at Goshen Center for Cancer Care helps take away some of that fear. With our fully integrated care for blood cancer in Goshen, IN, we address your complete well-being, not just cancer.

To learn more about how we treat cancer differently than any other facility in northern Indiana, request an appointment or call (888) 492-4673 (HOPE) to talk with our oncology information specialists.

How to spot blood cancer symptoms

You may not notice the signs of blood cancer until you’ve had it for months or even years. General symptoms include:

  • Enlarged lymph nodes
  • Headache
  • Night sweats
  • Joint and bone pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Bleeding or swollen gums
  • Weight loss

Other blood cancer symptoms are related to the abnormal levels of blood cells, including:

  • Anemia (low levels of red blood cells), making you feel weak and tired
  • Low level of platelets needed for normal blood clotting, causing bruising, easy bleeding and tiny red spots under the skin
  • Difficulty fighting off infections, leading to frequent infections, swollen glands, fevers and chills

Treating blood cancer at northern Indiana's first comprehensive cancer center

Depending on your type of cancer and personal preferences, our blood cancer treatment options include:

Not only does Goshen Center for Cancer Care treat blood cancer with the latest methods, but we use naturopathic therapies to address your wellness. Through our patient navigation and cancer survivorship programs, we help you feel as comfortable as possible and provide the support you need. For a second opinion or to learn more about our center, call (888) 492-4673 (HOPE).

Goshen Center for Cancer Care serves northern Indiana and southern Michigan with leading-edge treatment for all blood cancer types in Goshen, IN.