Multidisciplinary Approach to Caring for People with Blood Cancer
The Mario Lemieux Center for Blood Cancers provides a multidisciplinary approach to care for people with leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and other blood cancers and disorders.
Our full range of specialized ancillary services includes:
Nutrition and Diet Expertise
Our physicians, nurses, caretakers, and clinical professionals specialize in blood cancer treatment and understand that your health needs change throughout diagnosis, treatment, care, and recovery. We offer expertise in nutrition to further strengthen your comprehensive treatment.
The Behavioral Medicine Clinical Service, a group of experienced psychologists and psychiatrists, is available to help you and your family develop a plan for meeting the challenges of blood cancer.
Palliative Care Services
The UPMC Comprehensive Palliative Care Program includes a multidisciplinary team of health care professionals dedicated to providing comprehensive and coordinated care to families of patients with life-limiting illnesses.
Outpatient Pain Program
A multidisciplinary pain team, which includes physicians, a psychologist, pharmacist, acupuncturist, and interventional pain specialists, works with blood cancer patients on an outpatient basis to obtain pain relief.
Patient Support and Educational Services
The Mario Lemieux Center for Blood Cancers and UPMC CancerCenter offer a variety of services and educational opportunities for patients and their families, including support group contact information and access to the education center at Hillman Cancer Center.
Edutainment: Transforming the Care Experience
The Mario Lemieux Center for Blood Cancers is paving the way for an improved patient experience. Blending expert care and soothing design, the center also enhances the patient experience through a sophisticated “edutainment” system. A combination of entertainment and relevant information provides patients and visitors with the ability to:
- Learn more about their health condition
- Communicate with hospital staff
- Access important hospital information
- Complete patient surveys
- Watch on-demand movies
- Email family and friends
- Surf the Internet
- Pay bills online
- Play Web games