What Should I Expect During My Visit?
When you arrive at the Center for Lymphoid Malignancies you will be greeted by our patient service coordinators who will begin the registration process. Your insurance and demographic information will be reviewed and you will be given a HIPAA (health insurance portability and accountability act) information packet. During your visit, our staff will perform a full medical examination. This will include reviewing your current medical problems, past medical history, past surgical history, family history, medications, allergies and lifestyle. Our physicians may recommend additional diagnostic tests such as Positron Emission Tomography (PET)/CT scans, blood work, or a biopsy in order to complete a full assessment.
Once our physicians have completed their examination and reviewed all diagnostic tests they will determine the appropriate next steps for you. This may involve drug therapy under the direct care of our Center or discussion of inclusion in our various clinical trials. Regardless of the treatment that is recommended to you, our staff will discuss the treatment plan with you and your family and explain all potential benefits and risks associated with different approaches to your disease.