Posted in: Leukaemia (Blood cancer) Treatment by Dr. Tarang Krishna
Leukemia, commonly referred to as blood cells cancer talks about abnormal blood cells produced in the bone marrow. Leukemia generally involves the production of abnormal white blood cells - the cells responsible for fighting infection. However, the abnormal cells in leukemia do not function in the same way as normal white blood cells.
The cancer cells do not function the same way as normal white blood cells. They continue to grow and divide, eventually crowding out the normal blood cells. The end result is that it becomes difficult for the body to fight infections, control bleeding and transport oxygen. There are various types of leukemia based on how quickly the disease develops and the type of abnormal cells produced.
Common types of leukemia -
The four most common types of leukemia are :
- Acute lymphocytic leukemia
- Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
- Acute myeloid leukemia
- Chronic myeloid leukemia
- Symptoms of Leukemia
Symptoms of Leukemia
Some patients with chronic leukemia are marked by chance or via tests. The early signs and symptoms of ALL may be similar to the flu or other common diseases. Check with the doctor if you have any of the following :
- Weakness or feeling tired.
- Fever or night sweats.
- Easy bruising or bleeding.
- Shortness of breath.
- Weight loss or loss of appetite.
- Pain in the bones, stomach, ribs.
- Enlarged lymph nodes and spleen.
Preventions of Leukemia
There is no exact way to prevent most types of leukaemia but we can reduce the risk by :
- Avoiding high doses of radiation.
- Intake of proper nutrition and staying physically active.
- Reducing exposure to chemicals.
- Quit smoking.
- Follow a healthy lifestyle.
Blood Cancer Treatment
Blood cancer treatment depends on many factors. Your doctor determines the cancer treatment options based on age and overall health, the type of leukemia you have and whether it has spread toother body parts or not.
Cancer Healer Therapy helps in treating the disease even in advanced or metastatic stages. It follows the principle of Immunotherapy which enhances the immune cells of the body i.e. B-CELL, T-CELL to fight against the cancer cells and help control the disease. This therapy can be combined with other traditional therapies used for blood cancer treatment.