Lymphoma is a catchall term for some different cancers that start in your lymphatic system. The more common type of the disease, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers, accounting for 4% of all cancers in the United States. No matter what form your lymphoma takes, Charleston Hematology Oncology Associates has the tools and expertise necessary to help you get the best treatment available. Patients in the Downtown Charleston, West Ashley, and Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, area, benefit from the cancer center’s state-of-the-art facility, which offers innovative treatments, including clinical trials. To explore your options for lymphoma, call our office today.
At its core, lymphoma is cancer that attacks your lymphatic system, which includes your:
There are several different types of lymphoma, including:
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma and Hodgkin lymphoma are the most common types of cancer.
The team of hematologists and oncologists at Charleston Hematology Oncology Associates has extensive diagnostic experience with lymphoma, helping their patients get to the bottom of their disease so they can get started on an appropriate treatment plan as quickly as possible.
When you come in for testing, your doctor uses many methods, including:
With these diagnostic evaluations, alongside a physical examination and a review of your symptoms, your doctor can zero in on your problem and figure out whether lymphoma is part of it. If it is, there are many ways to go about treating cancer, which depend on your unique situation.
It’s hard to say what treatments your doctor may recommend, as the options depend entirely upon several things, including:
The team at Charleston Hematology Oncology Associates use every available treatment, including:
The doctors are also heavily involved in clinical trials, which you can explore with them once you’re diagnosed.
In some cases, lymphoma is very slow to spread so you may avoid treatment for some time and opt for close surveillance. This means that you’ll undergo frequent and regular testing as they watch for any signs of your lymphoma becoming more active. If they see something, they jump into action right away.
To learn more about diagnosing and treating all types of lymphoma, call Charleston Hematology Oncology Associates to request a consultation.