Lymphomas are cancers that affect the cells in the immune system and are the most common type of blood cancer. Depending on the specific cells that are affected, each case is classified as one of two primary types – Hodgkin’s or non-Hodgkin’s – and these two categories break down further into five types of Hodgkin’s lymphoma and more than 40 subtypes of non-Hodgkin’s.
Of the two types, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is far more common, affecting approximately 66,000 Americans every years, as opposed to 8,000 cases of Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
For more information, visit the National Cancer Institute’s page on lymphoma: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/non-hodgkin
Treatment at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center
Lymphoma patients at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center are seen in the center’s Hematology-Oncology Clinic, located on the second floor of The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital. The Hematology-Oncology Clinic providesaccess to a team of dedicated physicians who specialize in the research and treatment of lymphoma.
Hematology & Oncology Clinic
The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital, 2nd Floor
2000 6th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233
Lymphoma Research at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center
The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center is a nationally recognized leader in the field of lymphoma research and actively conducts clinical trials for both Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma patients.
The Cancer Center has been involved in several clinical trials and conducts much epidemiologic study on the outcomes of minority patients with lymphoma. Much lymphoma research is also done through UAB’s Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, which is one of the 10 largest in the country.
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