Newly Diagnosed

Newly Diagnosed Leukemia? What You Should Know

If you or someone you know has recently been diagnosed with leukemia, you’re probably thinking hard about what to do next. Educating yourself about cancer and understanding your treatment options are good places to start. However, your most important decision is selecting where to get treatment.

Studies have shown that the first treatment you receive for leukemia is by far the most important. That’s why your first choice in a treatment center needs to be the right one.

Second Opinions

Talk with your doctor about how much time you have to decide on a course of treatment. Depending on the specifics of your disease, doctors may need to start treatment very quickly or you may have time to consider your options and get a second opinion to help you decide on the best treatment for you. If you decide to get a second opinion, discuss it with your primary oncologist to ensure that any consulting doctor has timely access to your full medical information. Learn more about getting a second opinion.

Get Collaborative Care

At SCCA we view treatment as a collaborative effort. Your doctors will discuss all your options and recommend a treatment plan based on your type of cancer and how it has progressed. We’ll also consider your general health, lifestyle, and personal preferences. Once you’ve decided on a treatment plan, your team will continue to work closely with you throughout your care, both during treatment and afterward with follow-up visits.