Causes And Dangers Of Blood Cancer?
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Blood cancer in the medical realm is called leukemia. This condition occurs when the spinal cord abnormally produces white blood cells in excess and uncontrollably. These white blood cells normally function to maintain the body's resistance to avoid infection. However, blood cancer causes the production of white blood cells to increase sharply with abnormal function. In addition, this excessive production of white blood cells will also suppress the production of other blood cells.
Due to leukemia, sufferers can experience a number of symptoms, ranging from weakness, fatigue, fever, frequent infections, headaches, nausea, vomiting, excessive sweating, bone and joint pain, weight loss drastically, bruising easily, abnormal bleeding (including nosebleeds and prolonged menstruation), swelling of the spleen, liver, lymph nodes, and so on.
Leukemia is classified into 4 main types, namely:
ALL (acute lymphocytic leukemia) AML (acute myelogenous leukemia) CLL (chronic lymphocytic leukemia) CML (chronic myelogenous leukemia) If you mean lymphocytic leukemia (ALL and CLL), then this condition can have a varying prognosis (possibility of recovery). In general, the prognosis is better if leukemia affects those who are younger or children. Based on research, the possibility of patients to survive within 5 years after being diagnosed with ALL (5 years survival rate) can reach 90% for children and 71% overall. Meanwhile, the chances of the patient to survive within 5 years after being diagnosed with CLL in general reached 83%.
Leukemia can be treated with several modalities, ranging from chemotherapy, radiotherapy, stem cell transplantation, and so on. Of course, the choice of therapy and also the prognosis of this leukemia can vary depending on the type of cancer, the facilities available, and also the patient's condition in general. Therefore, you should consult directly with an oncologist.
I hope this helps.
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah