How Long Do Leukemia Sufferers Have To Take Medication?
Assalammualaikum I want to ask, I am a CML type of leukemia patient, I have already taken 6 months of taking the drug at a dose of 400 mg. Until I have to continue taking the drug?
Wa alaikumsalam, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. Leukemia is a condition also known as blood cancer. This cancer attacks body tissues that work to form blood, such as the bone marrow and lymph system. As a result, the body produces too much abnormal white blood cells. If no treatment is given, the body can become vulnerable to infection, there can be bleeding in various organs such as the brain and lungs, as well as the emergence of other types of blood cancer.
So far it is not known what causes this condition to appear in a person, but among the factors that increase the risk is having family members with similar complaints, often exposed to cigarette smoke, working in environments exposed to chemicals and suffering from certain syndromes.
Regarding your question, treating leukemia, as with other cancers, will depend on the severity. You also of course already know that this disease is not a mild disease. So for sufferers, it is natural to have to undergo various procedures and take medication for a long time. But whether the duration is forever, this can not be ascertained. Because all this time there are still people who recover from leukemia. And when he has recovered, he no longer needs to take medication. Some people, because the disease has spread too broadly and their life expectancy is low, doctors are invited to not have to continue taking the drug. From this we can see that not all leukemia sufferers must take medication for life.
But because we don't know in detail about your condition, how long have you been experiencing the disease, do you have a history of other diseases, how old are you and so forth, this question would actually be more appropriate if asked directly to the doctor who treated you, who knows everything about your illness now. If you ask him this, he can answer based on various data and checks he has done to you so that the answer can be more accurate and detailed, while we can only answer based on general facts. So our advice should try to clarify it again to the doctor who treats you, and if you feel any discomfort in its form, tell your doctor to be treated together. So, hopefully answering your question.