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There is no cure for sickle cell anemia. However, treatments can relieve most levels of pain.
"Sickle cell anemia affects multiple systems in the body, so it is essential that our patients have access to those team of experts working together and participating in ongoing consultation," says David Miller, MD, chief of hematology and medical oncology at Levine Cancer Institute. "Carolinas HealthCare System is actively developing such teams to include a primary care physician, a hematologist, a social worker and a nurse. Such connected teams are the best way we envision treating sickle cell anemia patients in non-emergent environments throughout our System."
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