Malignant haematology is the term used to describe the treatment of different types of cancer that affect the blood, bone marrow or lymphatic system. The three main groups of this type of cancer are:
The most appropriate treatment for each depends on the type of cancer involved, how advanced and aggressive it is, and the general health of the patient. While some slow-developing cancers may require nothing more than a ‘watch and wait’ approach, most commonly chemotherapy, radiotherapy, or a combination of both is given to attack and destroy cancerous cells. For patients with advanced cancer, or in cases where the traditional approach has been unsuccessful, a stem cell or bone marrow transplant may be required.
At Nova Healthcare our consultants are experts in the treatment of all kinds of haematological cancers. We are able to offer a comprehensive and integrated service, which is underpinned by a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment, placing the patient and their individual needs at the forefront of all that we do.
Further information about cancers of the blood and lymphatic system can be accessed through the Macmillan Cancer Care website or by downloading the booklets below.