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Cancer Integrative Medicine Program — Conditions We Treat

The following conditions are some of the most common conditions treated by specialists in this area. These specialists offer expert care for many other related medical problems. If you need care for a condition not listed here, please call (888) 352-RUSH (7874) to find a doctor who can help you.

  • Leukemia is cancer that affects white blood cells, which grow in bone marrow and help fight infection. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) prevents lymphoblasts, an immature type of white blood cell, from developing into mature lymphocytes. ALL cells accumulate and crowd out healthy blood cells.
  • Leukemia is cancer caused by white blood cells that develop abnormally in bone marrow. In acute myeloid leukemia (AML), myeloblasts, an immature type of white blood cell, multiply uncontrollably. They are unable to develop into mature myelocytes or function properly.
  • Cancer of the bones can either travel to bone from other organs (metastatic bone cancer), or it can begin in the cells of the bone itself (primary bone cancer).
  • A brain tumor is an abnormal growth of tissue in the brain. Brain tumors can be cancerous (malignant) or noncancerous (benign).
  • Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. It can develop in several locations, including the milk duct (the tube that carries milk to the nipple) and the milk lobule (where milk is produced).
  • Cervical cancer is abnormal cell growth that begins in the lower part of a woman’s uterus (the cervix).
  • Colorectal cancer develops in the colon or rectum, two sections of the large intestine. Most colorectal cancers begin as polyps, or small lumps, that slowly turn into cancer over time.
  • Head and neck tumors are those that grow in the nose, sinuses, mouth (oral cavity), throat (pharynx), voice box (larynx), salivary glands, lymph nodes in the neck, thyroid gland or parathyroid glands. They can be cancerous or noncancerous (benign).
  • Hodgkin lymphoma is a cancer of the white blood cells, which play a key role in the immune system.
  • Most lung cancer begins in the cells that line the bronchi, the two large tubes that carry air from the trachea down into the lungs.
  • Metastatic Brain Cancer

    Metastatic brain cancer is cancer that begins in another part of the body and then spreads (metastasizes) to the brain through the blood. Lung, breast and colon cancers frequently metastasize to the brain, as do certain skin cancers. Metastatic brain tumors may be quite aggressive.
  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is cancer that starts in cells called lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell that helps the body fight infection.
  • Ovarian cancer occurs when abnormal cells divide uncontrollably in a woman’s ovarian tissue.