Blood cancer is a deadly disease which affects the blood, bone marrow & the lymphatic system of a person. Immunity system of patients with blood cancer automatically weakens. Sometimes, this condition may hurt other body parts as well causing other types of cancer. Blood cancer is not easily diagnosed & there are more than two billion patients who are dying every year due to blood cancer. Based on research, there are more than 70,000 adults & 6,500 children who are diagnosed with leukemia each year. Various blood cancer treatments like radiation & chemotherapy are available to help patients fight this fatal disease. As per the recommendation of oncologists, patients can undergo suitable treatments.
Blood cancer is a form of cancer or tumor which mainly affects the body's circulatory system consisting of the blood vessels. Blood cancer can affect the person's blood, bone marrow, lymphatic system & lymph & can also spread (metastasize) to other surrounding organs of the body. Blood cancer basically affects the production of blood cells as well as altering their functioning. Most blood cancers however are found to originate in bone marrow inside bones where the blood cells are produced.
Although exact cause of blood cancer is not yet known, various factors are associated with its development in patient's body. Some of the risk factors which may cause blood cancer are stated below.
Following are commonly seen signs & symptoms of blood cancer.
Commonly seen types of blood cancer are listed below.
There are various methods that can be used to successfully treat blood cancer. Surgeons/specialists will decide on the best & most suitable blood cancer treatment method depending upon several factors such as the type of cancer, patient's age & the rate of metastasizing (spreading) of the cancer & other similar factors. Following are different blood cancer treatments that are commonly available.
Patients should start by seeing oncologists if they experience severe signs or symptoms that are worrisome. Blood cancer can be diagnosed by examining samples of patient's blood & bone marrow under a microscope. Surgeons may recommend lymph node biopsy test as well.
Patients should consider taking a friend or family member along with for the initial appointment. This is because, sometimes it can be hard to remember all the details of information provided by the surgeon during initial appointment. Someone who accompanies the patient may understand & remember information that patients' sometimes forgot.
Patients can undergo blood cancer treatment after diagnosis. However, they may have certain concerns & questions regarding the treatment method. Following is list of questions, which may help patients understand the procedure completely. Patients should openly ask the following important questions to oncologists prior to undergoing treatment.
In addition to the above questions, patients should be prepared to ask as many questions as possible to the surgeon. Patients should not hesitate to ask any doubts they are having during the appointment.
Follow-up care during recovery phase following blood cancer treatment is an essential part of the overall treatment plan. Regular health check-ups ensure that any changes in patient's health are noted. Oncologists can identify the abnormalities & treat them as soon as possible. Essential checkups may include a physical evaluation, several blood tests, x-rays or bone marrow aspirations. Oncologists will elaborate the entire follow-up plan to the patient. Blood cancer treatments can lead to other psychological problems & stress as well. Surgeons may provide supportive care to control these problems & may eventually improve the quality of life after blood cancer treatments. Patients may easily get infected during recovery & for which they may receive antibiotics & certain drugs to help protect them.
Some complications may occur in patients after blood cancer treatment. Some of these can be extremely serious & even life threatening. Few complications of blood cancer are listed below.
Patients can help minimize risk of complications by proper following of the treatment plan designed by oncologists.
Patients with blood cancer can get relief after treatment. Treatments like chemotherapy & radiation can destroy sick blood cells. Blood cancer treatment may be stressful for patients but at the same time, they may feel relaxed hoping for good results following blood cancer treatment. Patients may find it tough not to worry about blood cancer coming back. Recurrence of blood cancer is a very usual concern in most for patients who have had blood cancer. It may take some time to cope-up with this fear. But it may help to understand that like many other blood cancer survivors, they can also live a pleasant life thereafter.
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