Leukemia is a cancer of the blood cells and while there are different categories of blood cells including red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets, Leukemia, generally refers to cancer of the white blood cells. Leukemia can be acute (short-term) or chronic (long-term) and some of the common symptoms of Leukemia include unintentional weight loss, bone pain, frequent infections, enlargement of the liver, swollen lymph nodes and many more.
HOW IS LEUKEMIA DIAGNOSED?
A General Physician/Oncologist/Homeopath diagnoses Leukemia by analyzing the medical history of the family and conducting a physical examination. Also, a blood test helps in determining the blood count. Once Leukemia is diagnosed, it will be staged and begin its treatment.
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.