The Cancer Institute at The University of Tennessee Medical Center offers the broadest spectrum of cancer specialists and services to care for our patients with lymphoma. Our team provides patients with lymphoma access to all of their cancer care including medical oncology, surgical consultations, genetic counseling/testing, chemotherapy infusions, radiation therapy, supportive health services and integrative health services.
Lymphoma is a cancer that begins in cells of the lymph system, which is part of the immune system. There are two basic types of lymphomas. One kind is Hodgkin lymphoma, which is marked by the presence of a large, abnormal lymphocyte (white blood cell) called the Reed-Sternberg cell. The other type is non-Hodgkin lymphoma, which includes a large, diverse group of cancers that form from different white blood cells. Non-Hodgkin lymphomas can be further divided into cancers that have an indolent (slow-growing) course and those that have an aggressive (fast-growing) course. These subtypes behave and respond to treatment differently. Both Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphomas can occur in children and adults. Prognosis and treatment depend on the stage and the type of lymphoma.
Types of Lymphoma
- AIDS-Related Lymphoma
- Hodgkin Lymphoma
- Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
- Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
- T-Cell Lymphoma
- Waldenström Macroglobulinemia
Your Care at the Cancer Institute
The Cancer Institute at The University of Tennessee Medical Center offers the broadest spectrum of cancer specialists and services to care for our patients with lymphoma. Our team provides patients with lymphoma access to all of their cancer care including surgical consultations, genetic counseling/testing, chemotherapy infusions, and supportive/integrative health services.
The Cancer Institute offers a highly trained team of oncologists trained at some of the top institutions in the country, bringing the best care to patients in our region. Our center is designed to assist and support patients through their cancer journey so they can choose the most appropriate treatment plan based on their particular diagnosis and needs. Medical oncology services are available at the main Cancer Institute location, as well as satellite office locations in the Knoxville and surrounding counties of Blount, Sevier, and Loudon for the convenience of our patients.
Patients are reviewed at multidisciplinary conferences where surgeons, medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, genetic counselors, nurses and clinical trials coordinators gather to determine the best individualized treatment plan for each patient. This level of coordination ensures that patients are receiving the highest level of care, offering the best outcomes and quality of life. Our comprehensive care teams also include integrative healthcare, a registered dietitian, financial counselors, pastoral care, palliative care, and a social worker.
Clinical trials are research studies made available to patients that offer the newest treatments and test new ways to prevent, detect, diagnose and treat diseases. For more information, visit the Clinical Trials page or call 865-305-9773.
Your Next Steps
If you or a loved one has been recently diagnosed with a lymphoma, we are here to help. Hanna Cancer Associates and University Cancer Specialists have board certified medical oncologists who are experts in the treatment of hematologic cancers.
Our Cancer Institute team is here for you in what can be a very stressful time. Please don’t hesitate to ask questions and request help when you need it. Our new patient section will provide you additional information about the Cancer Institute and everything you need to know to prepare for your first visit.
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