Lymphoma

A Leader in Diagnosing and Treating Lymphoma

The hematopathologists at Hartford HealthCare are true experts in their field, with nationally-recognized reputations. Our leading-edge hematologic cancer treatments include extensive molecular studies that target drugs to specific mutations. It's hard to match this level of truly personalized cancer care, and the access to clinical trials with our partner Memorial Sloan Kettering. With improved medications and new medical technologies, we are expanding treatment possibilities for patients with hematologic cancers. Our compassionate care includes experienced oncology nurses, friendly laboratory technicians and convenient infusion services.

Meet Our Lymphoma Specialists


What are Symptoms of Lymphoma?

  • Swelling of the lymph nodes in the neck, underarm or groin. This is the most common symptom.
  • Unexplained fever
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Night sweats
  • Extreme fatigue

What are Types of Lymphoma?

Hodgkin's Lymphoma is a type of cancer that develops in the lymph system, part of the body's immune system.

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma can start almost anywhere in the body. It may start in a single lymph node, a group of lymph nodes, or an organ such as the spleen.

Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the lymph tissue of the brain and/or spinal cord.


What are Treatments for Lymphoma?

Surgery is not used to treat lymphoma. The following treatments may be used alone or in combination:

  • Radiation therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Steroid therapy
  • Stem cell transplant

New types of treatment are being tested in clinical trials.


What are Risk Factors for Lymphoma?

  • Infection with the Epstein-Barr or HIV virus
  • A week immune system
  • A family history of lymphoma
  • Being between 15 and 35 or over 55 years of age

Meet our Lymphoma Specialists:

Name Specialties Location
Alekshun, Todd Joseph, MD
860.258.2375
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Medical Oncology
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  • Wethersfield
Baker, W. Jeffrey, MD
860.249.6291
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology
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  • Hartford
  • Avon
  • Willimantic
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Byeff, Peter David, MD
860.621.9316
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Southington
  • Bristol
  • Plainville
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Dekker, Paul Tunis, MD, FACP
860.258.2375
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Wethersfield
  • Hartford
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Firshein, Stephen Ira, MD
860.258.2375
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Glastonbury
  • Wethersfield
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Giove, Lawrence M., MD
860.246.6647
  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Wethersfield
Gorusu, Madhavi, MD
860.258.2375
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology
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  • Wethersfield
  • Avon
  • Enfield
  • Farmington
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Khan, Anwar Mangey, MD
860.827.4161
  • Radiation Oncology
  • New Britain
Leopold, Kenneth Albert, MD
860.972.2803
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Hartford
Salner, Andrew, MD
860.972.2803
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Hartford

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