Leukemia Cancer Treatment

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Medginnie offers comprehensive care for patients with Leukemia Blood Cancer, including advanced diagnosis, best treatment options . A team of Surgical Oncologists, Radiation Oncologists, Medical Oncologists and other medical specialties work together to treat each Leukemia Blood Cancer patient We consider each patient's type and extent of Leukemia Blood Cancer to recommend the most appropriate treatment plan. They also carefully consider and select the treatment option that allows the patient to maintain quality of life with good survival rate.

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Medginnie Affiliated Cancer Hospitals deliver highest quality and advanced oncology care in a supportive and compassionate environment to all our patients.

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Leukemia (Blood Cancer) Treatment at World's Best Cancer Hospitals in India

Leukemia(Blood Cancer ) is a cancer of the bone marrow and blood and is the most common type of childhood cancer. The bone marrow is the soft, spongy center of the bones and produces the three types of blood cells: white blood cells that fight infection, red blood cells that carry oxygen and platelets that help with blood clotting and bleeding . Leukemia(Blood Cancer ) begin in the bone marrow from where blood is produced. An uncontrolled growth of an abnormal type of blood cell interrupts the development process of a normal blood cell. The cancerous cells or abnormal blood cells prevent the blood from performing functions such as preventing serious bleeding or fighting off with infections.

Types of Blood Cancer

  • Myeloma : Plasma cells are targeted by this type of blood cancer. Infection and disease fighting antibodies in the body are produced by plasma cells that are basically white blood cells.
  • Leukemia : This type of blood cancer is due to rapid production of abnormal white blood cells. Leukemia can be found in bone marrow and in blood. These abnormal cells are no more able to fight off infection and also impair the bone marrow’s ability to produce platelets and red blood cells.
  • Lymphoma : Lymphatic system that produces immune cells and also removes excess fluids from the body gets affected by lymphoma blood cancer. Lymphocytes are considered as a type of white blood cell that helps in fighting off infection

Diagnosis of Leukemia (Blood Cancer)

A number of tests are performed for diagnosing blood cancer they include

  • Blood Test : The number of some specific blood cells is determined by performing a blood test.
  • Spinal Tap : Certain amount of clear fluid is taken that surrounds the spinal cord and brain. This test is done for checking the presence of cancer cells.
  • Chest X-ray : This x-ray helps in determining the presence of swollen lymph nodes, bone damage or tumors growing in the bone marrow.
  • Physical Exam : Swollen lymph nodes can be determined with the help of this test. Growth of tumors in the bone marrow or damage to the bone can also be determined with the help of a physical examination
  • Biopsy : The presence of cancer cells is determined by taking a sample of a bone marrow while performing a biopsy. This can be done through a bone needle biopsy or bone marrow aspiration.
  • Cytogenetics : The change in the genetic material is determined by this test.

Leukemia(Blood Cancer) Treatment Options Available

Leukemia is not a single disease. Instead, the term leukemia refers to a number of related cancers that start in the blood-forming cells of the bone marrow. There are both acute and chronic forms of leukemia, each with many subtypes that vary in their response to treatment. In addition, children with leukemia have special needs that are best met by care in pediatric cancer centers.

In general, there are five major approaches to the treatment of leukemia:
  • Chemotherapy to kill leukemia cells using strong anti-cancer drugs
  • Interferon therapy to slow the reproduction of leukemia cells and promote the immune system's anti-leukemia activity
  • Radiation therapy to kill cancer cells by exposure to high-energy radiation
  • Stem cell transplantation (SCT) to enable treatment with high doses of chemotherapy and radiation therapy
  • Surgery to remove an enlarged spleen or to install a venous access device (large plastic tube) to give medications and withdraw blood samples.
Stem cell transplantation

Younger patients that are at high risk for dying from CLL might consider hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Autologous stem cell transplantation, a lower-risk form of treatment using the patient's own blood cells, is not curative. Myeloablative (bone marrow killing) forms of allogeneic stem cell transplantation, a high-risk treatment using blood cells from a healthy donor, may be curative for some patients, but most patients cannot tolerate the treatment. An intermediate level, called reduced-intensity conditioning allogeneic stem cell transplantation, may be better tolerated by older or frail patients.

Biological Therapy

Biological therapy, also referred to as immunotherapy, involves the treatment with those substances that affect the ability of an immune system to kill cancer cells. Monoclonal antibodies and interferon are the two types of biological therapy. The purpose of monoclonal antibodies is to stick to cancer cells in order to draw the attention of the immune system to these cancer cells. On the other hand, interferon helps in stimulating the immune system so as to destroy the cancer cells. These two options are generally used for chronic leukemia instead of acute leukemia.


Radiotherapy, also known as radiation therapy, makes use of energy rays such as X-rays for stopping the growth and multiplication of the cancer cells. This energy is directed at any particular part of the body such as the spleen or also to the entire body.

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