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Acute Leukemia Hotline

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Time is of the essence for patients with acute leukemia.

Characterized by symptoms that can easily be misinterpreted as minor, acute leukemia is often quite advanced before it is recognized. Research shows that earlier treatment provided by experienced specialists in high-volume academic settings yields the best outcomes.

To support physicians in referring patients for specialty care earlier, experts at The University of Kansas Cancer Center provide a 24/7 hotline to offer consultations and facilitate transfer.

We invite physicians – oncologists, emergency medicine specialists and primary care providers – to call 888-588-1167 for guidance anytime, day or night, if they suspect acute leukemia.

24/7 acute leukemia hotline

What: Anytime access to our experts
Who: Referring oncologists, emergency medicine and primary care providers
Why: Provide specialty support as early as possible
When: Anytime acute leukemia is a concern
How: Call 888-588-1167

When to call

Call the hotline if your patients exhibit:

  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fever
  • Recurrent or persistent infection
  • Recurrent or persistent bleeding, such as nosebleeds or bleeding gums
  • Bruising
  • Weight loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Abdominal swelling
  • Enlarged lymph nodes
  • Bone or joint pain

Why call us

The University of Kansas Cancer Center is the only high-volume, academic, specialty provider in Kansas and one of few in our region. Our infrastructure is designed to support our dedicated focus on blood and marrow cancer care to achieve the best possible outcomes.

What we offer

  • Specialized resources
    Led by leukemia and blood and marrow transplantation expert Tara Lin, MD, our care team – including specialty-trained nurses, pharmacists, infectious disease staff, counselors and more – is entirely focused on the needs of patients with blood and marrow cancers.

  • The latest treatment options
    As an academic medical center, we are at the forefront of research and discovery. We can offer our patients access to clinical trials and investigational medications not available elsewhere.

  • Experience
    Acute leukemia treatment frequently includes stem cell transplant. We have successfully performed more than 5,000 transplants since our first in 1977.

  • A commitment to collaboration
    We are here to help you and your patients survive and thrive.


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