Cancer of the tissues that form blood in the body such as the bone marrow and lymphatic system is known as Leukaemia. Fever, fatigue, frequent infections, bleeding, especially nosebleeds and red spots on the skin are some of the symptoms that have been observed in patients.
HOW IS LEUKEMIA DIAGNOSED?
An oncologist would carry out a physical examination to check for any swelling of the lymph nodes or enlargement of liver and spleen. A blood test to check the levels of white blood cells and platelets would be advised. A bone marrow test to check for leukaemia would be suggested.
HOW IS LEUKEMIA TREATED?
Chemotherapy and radiation therapy are used to treat Leukaemia. A stem cell transplant to replace the infected bone marrow is also used as a treatment for this cancer.
DID YOU KNOW?
There are different forms of Leukaemia of which some are more common among children.