Lymphoma, a group of blood cancers that develop from a specialized type of white blood cell, affects the lymph system component of the immune system. Symptoms may include swollen and painful lymph nodes in the neck, armpits or groin, fever, soaking night sweats, weight loss, itching and fatigue.

Because those symptoms may indicate many types of health conditions, you want to talk to your doctor and reach out to the lymphoma and blood cancer specialists at OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center in Oklahoma City.

Nationally Recognized Lymphoma Care

At Stephenson Cancer Center, Oklahoma’s only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-Designated Cancer Center, you’ll collaborate with a nationally renowned, multidisciplinary team of hematology and oncology experts and transplantation and cellular therapy specialists for accurate diagnosis, innovative treatment and effective management of lymphoma. In this team-based approach – a critical component of successful lymphoma treatment – you receive the guidance of many specialists as you work together to develop an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific situation.

Types of Lymphomas & Blood Cancers We Treat

Find comprehensive care – detection, treatment, research – at Stephenson Cancer Center for the full spectrum of malignant and non-malignant blood-related (hematologic) disorders, including leukemia and:

  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma – Abnormal growth in certain cells of the lymph system; can appear in any lymph node in the body; comprises 90 percent of lymphomas
  • Hodgkin lymphoma – Fast-appearing symptoms in neck, chest or armpits leads to early diagnosis with rapid treatment and a cure for most
  • Diffuse large B cell lymphoma – Most common type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma; starts in white blood cells; grows quickly; often responds well to treatment
  • Mantle cell lymphoma – Aggressive form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma; forms in mantle section of lymph nodes
  • Follicular lymphoma/small lymphocytic lymphoma – Slow-growing types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma found in lymph nodes and bone marrow
  • Waldenstrom lymphoma – Rare, slow-growing type found mainly in bone marrow, lymph nodes and spleen

Lymphoma Services & Treatments

When you choose Stephenson Cancer Center, you benefit from advanced imaging technology to support the precise diagnosis that helps identify and treat your condition as early as possible.

Personalized Lymphoma Treatment

Because the best treatment for you can depend on many factors, from the stage of the disease to the location of a tumor, you and your care team also may take advantage of a variety of lymphoma treatments such as:

Cancer Navigation Services

Throughout your journey at Stephenson Cancer Center, your care team includes a nurse navigator, a specially trained registered nurse (RN) who acts as your personal advocate and adds an extra layer of support. Learn more about cancer navigation services.

Supportive Care Services

You also gain access to extensive supportive care services, such as genetic counseling, nutritional therapy, support groups, palliative care, cancer education workshops, and symptom and pain management. And you’ll find all your cancer-related services in a bright, welcoming, up-to-date facility close to home and designed for your comfort and convenience.

Transplant & Cellular Therapy Program

Your treatment plan through Stephenson Cancer Center may take advantage of the Transplant & Cellular Therapy program at OU Health, Oklahoma’s only comprehensive stem cell transplant program offering autologous transplants, allogeneic transplants and cellular therapy for people of all ages.

Multidisciplinary Cancer Care Team

From your first contact with Stephenson Cancer Center, you become a vital part of our multidisciplinary team approach that brings you together with cancer specialists, such as medical oncologists, cancer surgeons, pathologists, radiologists and others, to ensure you receive the best care for your particular condition.

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