Acute and chronic leukemias are potentially curable with systemic chemotherapy and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), but they present a challenge within oncology due to the intense amount of supportive care required during treatment. Furthermore, the millions of undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States have extremely limited access to life-saving treatments if diagnosed with a catastrophic illness such as a hematologic malignancy. The inadequate access to cancer care in the United States faced by these immigrants is a growing issue that needs to be confronted by the medical community.
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