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Leukemia Treatment

Leukaemia is a dangerous progressive illness in which the bone marrow and other blood-forming organs start making leucocytes (white blood cells or WBCs). This will stifle the production of healthy blood cells, thus causing severe anaemia, low immunity, and many other side effects.

What Causes Leukaemia?

The doctors still have not discovered the underlying cause of leukaemia, but it is said that it occurs when the white blood cells start mutating more than what their genetic code determines. Lifestyle factors and hereditary factors also make you vulnerable to this deadly disease.

What are the signs and symptoms of the Leukemia?

There are several symptoms which the doctors will ask you first about the leukemia which includes:

  • Excessive sweating especially during nights.
  • Enlargement of the liver.
  • Bone pain and tenderness.
  • Red spot on the skin.
  • Excessive bleeding and bruising.
  • Rapid weight loss.
  • Frequent infections, fever and chills.
  • Fatigue or weakness that generally doesn’t go away even after rest.

How is the Diagnosis Made for Leukaemia?

  • Physical Examination Diagnosis will start with the physical examination, in which the doctor will ask you several questions about the your health and family history. The purpose of taking family history is to figure out a hereditary pattern of a disease.
  • Blood Test Blood test is one of the most basic tests, which will help your doctor in determining the treatment course, depending on the severity of leukaemia.
  • Tissue Biopsy The doctor will take a sample of the blood , which will be sent to a laboratory for examination. The number of diseases cells will be determined through this method.
  • Imaging Tests For further diagnosis, the doctors will ask you to undergo some imaging tests like x-ray, ultrasound and computed tomography scan (CT or CAT scan) to look for any solid formation in your body.

What are the Options for the Treatment?

Generally the treatment depends upon the location and size of the cancer. The treatment option that your doctor will consider for you will be as follows:

  • Chemotherapy Highly concentrated drugs are either injected into your bloodstream, or you will ingest them Depending upon the severity of cancer, the doctor may give you a combination drug therapy as well.
  • Radiation Therapy The concentrated energy beams will damage the cancer cells from inside. Often, doctors used it in the initial stage of cancer.
  • Immunotherapy This therapy will boost your immune system by injecting cultured or naturally derived antibodies into your blood. It can be used as a targeted therapy as well.

What are the risks and complications with the procedure?

Chemotherapy and radiation therapy may leave a negative impact on the body after the treatment. A few complications arising after a series of treatments are:

  • Feeling tired or depressed
  • Change in personality
  • Difficulty in remembering things and speaking
  • Weakness and nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Increased risk of infection

Post-procedure Follow-up

Leukaemia can be easily diagnosed and treated, but sometimes the age factor and family history of blood disorders don’t allow full recovery even after the successful completion of treatment.

Lifestyle factors may cause leukaemia to recur. Quit smoking while you can as it is listed as one of the most evident causes of cancer. Also, don’t miss any follow-up appointment as your punctuality will help the doctor in keeping a check on your health.

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