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Blood cancer affects the function of your blood cells, as well as the production of blood. Blood cancers typically begin in the bone marrow, where blood is produced. The stem cells in bone marrow develop into red blood cells, white blood cells, or platelets.

With the majority of blood cancers, this blood cell development and production is interrupted. Uncontrolled growth of abnormal, cancerous blood cells, prevent your blood from performing its normal functions, including fighting off infections and preventing bleeding during injury.

The blood cancer specialists (hematologist-oncologists) of Northwestern Medicine are here to help patients diagnosed with blood cancer learn more about their disease and find the best possible treatment options available. Hematologist-oncologists are physicians with expertise in treating patients with blood cancers. Blood cancers can be rare, which is why it's important to seek out hematologist-oncologists to manage treatment.

Cancer Care Centers

Battling cancer is a multistep journey that may require many visits. During treatment, you need to devote your energy to getting healthy, not getting to the next appointment. That’s why treatment and support services at Northwestern Medicine are conveniently located throughout Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, so you can get quick access to all the expertise and support you need, close to home.

Northwestern Medicine Division of Hematology Oncology

The Division of Hematology Oncology provides diagnosis and treatment of various forms of cancer as well as disorders of the blood system.

Blood Cancer Care in the Northern Suburbs

Northwestern Medicine offers comprehensive care for cancers of the blood in the northern suburbs.

Blood Cancer Care in the Western Suburbs

For diagnosis and treatment of leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma, you can depend on Northwestern Medicine for advanced cancer treatment.

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Cancer Support Services

Northwestern Medicine offers a multidisciplinary approach to cancer care that includes support services to help nurture and sustain you and your family throughout your cancer journey.


Looking for a Cancer Second Opinion?

It's vital that you're comfortable with your treatment decision and have confidence in your doctor. For these reasons, a second opinion with another specialist can help you make smart treatment decisions.