Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is a type of blood cancer that invades blood and rapidly spreads all over the body. Symptoms can be joint pain, fatigue, fever, sudden weight loss, feeling full at ease, red spots on skin, etc.
HOW IS ACUTE LYMPHOBLASTIC LEUKEMIA DIAGNOSED?
The various test required for the diagnosis are: • Physical exam and history • Complete blood count (CBC) with differential • Blood chemistry studies • Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy • Lumbar puncture • Chest X-ray • Testicular biopsy
HOW IS ACUTE LYMPHOBLASTIC LEUKEMIA TREATED?
Treatment includes strong radiation therapy, chemotherapy, targeted therapy, complete bone marrow transplant, etc. If diagnosed at an early stage, homeopathy can be a good option.
DID YOU KNOW?
It is the most common type cancer among children. When the leukemia cells reproduce quickly and do not die when they should. They build up in the bone marrow and spread to the other organs causing abnormal functionality in them.