Doctors for Acute lymphoblastic Leukemia in Artemis Medicare Services, Gurgaon
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ACUTE LYMPHOBLASTIC LEUKEMIA
Acute lymphoblastic Leukemia, commonly known as ALL, is a type of cancer that starts from the early version of white blood cells (lymphocytes) present in the bone marrow. The cancer spreads quickly through the blood to other parts of the body, including spleen, liver, central nervous system and testicles, and could prove fatal if left untreated. Common symptoms are bone and joint pain easy bruising and bleeding, loss of appetite and weight, paleness, excessive fatigue, fever, red spots on skin and heaviness or pain below the ribs.
HOW IS ACUTE LYMPHOBLASTIC LEUKEMIA DIAGNOSED?
A specialist from the oncology department can put you through a series of tests like blood tests, imaging tests, a test of a sample from the spinal fluid, as well as a bone marrow test.
HOW IS ACUTE LYMPHOBLASTIC LEUKEMIA TREATED?
Common treatment methods for acute lymphoblastic leukemia are: Chemotherapy using a combination of anticancer drugs; Targeted therapy for specific affected areas; Bone marrow transplant through chemotherapy, radiation followed by transplant of bone forming cells and
Radiation therapy for destroying cancer cells
Treatment is carried out in two phases: induction therapy and post-induction therapy
DID YOU KNOW?
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia is a very common among children and early detection and treatment can cure it fully. However in adults the chance of curing is reduced due to age.