Doctors at NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center specialize in treating Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in Adults. Find a doctor. The following types of doctors or medical specialists may be involved in diagnosis, treatment or management for Acute lymphoblastic leukemia, adult: Oncologist Hematologist.
General treatment information. The doctor in charge or your team will most likely be a hematologist, a doctor who specializes in treating blood diseases, including leukemia. Many other specialists may be involved in your care as well, including nurse practitioners, nurses, nutrition specialists, social workers, and other health professionals. Adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is a type of cancer in which the bone marrow makes too many lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell). Adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL; also called acute lymphocytic leukemia) is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. This type of cancer usually gets worse quickly if it is not treated.
The Leukemia Center at MD Anderson is one of the world’s most-recognized treatment centers for leukemia and blood disorders. Research by MD Anderson doctors has pioneered new standards of care for all types of leukemia. Our active research program allows us to offer more than 100 clinical trials of the newest targeted therapies, vaccines, immunotherapies and “mini” stem cell transplants.