Posted in: Leukaemia (Blood cancer) Treatment by Dr. Tarang Krishna
Blood Cancer is a disease that usually affects the bone marrow area, where blood cells are produced. It results in the abrupt and immature production of white blood cells in human body and common symptoms include fatigue, bruising, fever, bleeding, and increased risk of infections when affected from Leukemia.
Causes of Leukemia
1) Inherited – from parents.
2) Down Syndrome and other genetic abnormalities.
3) Exposure to ionic radiations.
Treatment options for Leukemia has been the most debated topic in the field of cancer care, and there have been successful and proved developments in blood cancer treatment. Most of the reputed and best cancer hospitals in India, use advanced treatment options like Bone Marrow Transplants and Immunotherapy to treat blood cancer. Let’s have an insight into different treatment methods.
How is Leukemia treated?
Diagnosis of the type of blood cancer is first step towards successful treatment method. While most of the doctors detect cancer with routine blood test, Ultrasound, CT scan, and MRI, a patient might be suggested to go for chromosome test, and bone marrow aspiration with biopsy for better diagnosis.
Based on different type and stage a patient is in Leukemia, a doctor suggests one or more than one of the following treatments:
Chemotherapy is a treatment that’s given in periods, to check the recovery. ‘Chemo’ as its popularly known is a treatment to destroy cancer cells from growing or multiplying in the body. A variety of advanced drugs is used to kill blood cancer cells in the body.
Leukemia is generally found in bone marrow area of the body. At times, there’s a need to kill the cancer cells present in the central nervous system, which is not possible without an advanced treatment. Radiation therapy is one such treatment where radiation therapy is used to kill/stop cancer cells from growing. The therapy is extremely helpful as it increases the rate of reproduction of healthy cells in human body.
One of the latest discoveries in blood cancer treatment where an immune system's response from body kills cancer. Various drugs are used in immunotherapy which is a biological therapy, these engineer the immune cells to better detect cancer cells and produce a recovery response. One of the advanced centers for cancer treatment in India, Cancer Healer Center has produced innumerable recoveries from Blood Cancer using immunotherapy. Have a look at their success stories.
Bone Marrow Transplants
The treatment is suggested when patient is in remission or has relapsed after cancer treatment. At times, doctors may suggest bone marrow transplants before chemotherapy, to make the body sustain the high intensity of the drugs.
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