Leukemia Leukemia is often considered a child’s cancer. However, almost 90 percent of all leukemia cases are diagnosed in adults. About 29,000 adults and 2,000 children are diagnosed with leukemia each year in the U.S. Leukemia is a cancer of the blood or bone marrow characterized by an abnormal increase of blood cells. At UAMS, we not [...]

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Medical Oncology and Hematology

Medical Oncology If you are experiencing a blood disorder, cancer of the blood, anemia or an immunodeficiency problem, our health care team at the UAMS Medical Oncology Clinic can provide you with a diagnosis, therapy and compassionate care. The clinic sees patients with any cancer requiring chemotherapy or another form of infusion, including: Breast [...]

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Full Circle: UAMS Doctor Finds Peace After a Two-Time Battle with Rare Form of Leukemia

Tired, worn down and fighting off the routine rigors of an intense meh2residency program, Samantha McKelvey, M.D., was too focused on the many tasks at hand to pay much mind to her own physical well-being.

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Two Decade Search Ends with Answers at UAMS

Jan. 3, 2013| As any new mom would, Maria Borja worried when her 3-month-old son, Brian, developed chills, a rash and a high fever. She took him to a series of doctors in nearby Texarkana and Little Rock, but all were unable to determine the cause.

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