Leukemia Program


Leukemia Program


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The Leukemia Program at Northside Hospital provides comprehensive, state-of-the-art services for adult patients battling acute and chronic leukemias, myelodysplastic syndromes, lymphomas, myeloma, and other blood-related cancers.

For patients with some forms of leukemia or other blood cancers, a bone marrow or stem cell transplant may be part of the treatment plan. To this end, we provide a seamless transition to our nationally recognized blood and marrow transplant program.

Services Provided

Northside's Leukemia Program offers patients the following:

  • Prompt MD evaluation and diagnosis 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call (404) 255-1930 to refer a patient. - How to Refer a Patient.
  • Dedicated leukemia coordinators
  • Dedicated health psychologist
  • Access to state-of the-art clinical research trials; Johns Hopkins Oncology Center, National Cancer Institute (NCI), CALGB, and biotechnology companies
  • Dedicated inpatient and outpatient staff specializing in care of patients with leukemia
  • Specialized closed HEPA-filtered 36 bed inpatient unit designed for unique needs of leukemia patients
  • Outpatient care provided in a dedicated, HEPA-filtered clinic to provide maximum protection from infection
  • Blood Bank and a dedicated Blood Donor Center to fully support the specialized transfusion requirements
  • Access to a highly experienced and dedicated blood and marrow transplant Program/team
  • Onsite Flow Cytometry/Molecular Diagnostics and Hematopathology Laboratory
  • Access to onsite urgent apheresis support - Atlanta Blood Services

Leukemia Program FACT’s:

  • Provide leukemia patients with cutting edge clinical research trials, state-of-the-art treatments and wide range of services including education, emotional and psychological support.
  • Our dedicated and experienced Leukemia Team is amongst the most experienced in the country.
  • Treats more than 100 newly diagnosed leukemia patients each year.
  • Committed to providing comprehensive care in a compassionate setting

Patient Stories

Katherine Welch was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) while she was 24 weeks pregnant with her son Michael. Watch the story of this brave family here.

Secure online and tax deductible giving is available to help fund research, education and other patient support services for the Leukemia Program through the Northside Hospital Foundation. Call (770) 667-4483 (GIVE) or visit give.northside.com for more information.


Upcoming Events


REGISTER NOW for the 2018 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Georgia 2018 Blood Cancer Conference on July 21, 2018.

A free educational conference for patients, survivors, caregivers and health care professionals.

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Atlanta, GA 30342
(404) 851-8000

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Canton, GA 30115
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Cumming, GA 30041
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