Blood Cancer Treatment

Blood cancer is a type of cancer ailment which either affects the blood or the bone marrow (spongy central section of bones). It involves abnormal production of blood cells. 90 percent of the diagnosed cases are in the adults while the rest of the 10 percent cases are reported in children.

Blood cancer treatment is based upon the types and sub-types of the ailment. There are primarily four types of this cancer with their respective sub-types. This article tries to understand the available remedy options for this dreadful disease and their aims.

Treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL):

The term acute implies that the disease turns fatal in a short period of time. Lymphoblastic refers to immature blood cells being produced abnormally in the bone marrow. Death is caused when normal cells are completely replaced by the rogue cells.

Early diagnosis of the symptoms is imperative for ensuring favourable results of remedy. It is aimed at causing absence of the detectable malignant cells from the body for long duration of time.

Chemotherapy, usage of prescribed steroids, radiation therapy, intensive combined remedies like stem cell or bone marrow transplants and growth factors are some of the techniques available to treat ALL.

In the United States, the incidence of ALL is roughly 6000 new cases per year (until 2009). It is the most common form of this cancer in children with as many as 70 percent cases diagnosed in them falling under this group. Age of the patient, sub-type of ALL affected with and the extent of care received by the patient are some of the vital factors affecting the remedy.

Treatment for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL):

The term chronic refers to the fact that the symptoms takes months or even years to develop and become apparent. CLL is a disease mostly affecting adults over the age of 50 years and predominantly in men. Unfortunately, it is considered incurable. The aim of the remedy is focused on controlling the progression of the disease by curbing its symptoms.

However, early diagnosis of symptoms does not improve the survival time. That is why, the disease is rather monitored for any observable changes in pattern. The decision to treat this disease is taken when it is confirmed that the quality of life of the patient is at stake.

It is difficult to decide when to start the remedy. The National Cancer Institute Working Group guidelines for treatment are followed by the doctors along with meeting of certain specific markers before it is initiated. Chemotherapy, radiation therapy, bone marrow transplantation and biological therapy are the available treatment options for CLL.

Treatment for Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML):

Several anti-cancer drugs are effective in treating this cancer type. However, age of the patient and the sub-type of AML are crucial factors which decide the choice of remedy. Chemotherapy technique ensures five year survival rate from AML by 40 percent. Some doctors apply a combination therapy involving the usage of anti-cancer drugs and making the patient under go chemotherapy simultaneously. This technique is found to be effective in causing absence of signs of AML early.

Controlling the destruction in the bone marrow, spreading of the disease to the entire body and protecting the central nervous system damage even before it is involved are the aims of the treatment. The disease affects men and women equally with 1.2 percent of its death rate in the United States.

Treatment for Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML):

There are many treatment options available for this cancer affecting the adults mainly. However, the anti-cancer drug Imatinib is prescribed in most of the cases. This single drug is found to keep the signs of CML under check for five years. The drug has the added advantages of possessing relatively less number of side effects and the comfort of taking it orally at home.

Severe cases of this cancer can be treated by a combined technique of chemotherapy, radiation therapy and bone marrow transplantation. Though the approach offers close to permanent cure, 30 percent patients are found to die from the complications of the process involved.

Research on Blood Cancer Treatment through Mordern Medicine:

The research in this area can be divided into two types. They are either the clinical research or basic science research. The former focuses on understanding the ailment and coming out with ways which can be immediately applicable on the patients. The later, studies the disease process thoroughly and the results from such studies take time to come out but are usually the ground breaking ones.

Blood Cancer Treatment through Alternative Medicines and Complementary Therapies:

Of late, researchers and medical practitioners from the western world are increasing showing interest in the efficacy of the age old and traditional medical practices of the east. Some of the well-known and established fields on their own right in Eastern medicine are Ayurveda from India, traditional Chinese medicine and Unani Medicine.

There have been several claims made by these alternative techniques to address this cancer. But lack of sufficient scientific evidences to support these claims have lead to the drought of credibility on these ancient medical practices.

In the United States, the American National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is the agency which studies the efficacy of these non-evidence based medicine therapies against this cancer and other dreadful ailments.

35 responses to Blood Cancer Treatment

  1. i got lots of information about luckimia ,,,is i curable? can ypu please help me about this question

  2. does blood cancer have treatment in nigeria. what are the names of the the drugs.

  3. ritu said on May 15, 2011

    Why it cant cure?



  5. Aloha,
    What happens after someone is diagnosed with blood cancer? What happens to the person with the cancer? Is the person okay to do normal activities or is it restricted? How long can a person survive under the best case scenario? More importantly, what can I do to help this person?

  6. Thank u so much ur research has help people alot,keep up to the good work and also try to do more research on blood cancer.thank you very much.

  7. i wanna knw dat death is sure in the case of blood cancer or not? plz rply soon

  8. i want to know if there is a cure in nigeria or hospital in nigeria in wish they can cure it very well. Pls reply soon.she is in a point of death right know

  9. What happens after someone is diagnosed with blood cancer? What happens to the person with the cancer? Is the person okay to do normal activities or is it restricted? How long can a person survive under the best case scenario? More importantly, what can I do to help this person?

  10. can blood cancer cure?


  11. how can i cure blood cancer

  12. how can my mother cure blood cancer.

  13. why it can’t cure? i am having it from last three years & still i am living with the same by the help of dialysis.so is anything else that i can do for my health…………….

    Plz answer accordingly

  14. Good,but what are the negative things that someone must not do inorder not to get involve with the disease called BLOOD CANCER?

  15. God is the greatest medical physician. Trust in him and release your karmas by being charitable. Forgive all your enemies. release and erase them from your memory. forget the past , think you are a new being , rest leave it to your creator HE knows what is best for you.

  16. It’s really helpful for us. Cancer is curable but expensive no doubt. However, still there ways and hopes. And in near future it will be more light of hope!!!!

    I have a question to know: How long/ many years a cancer patient can live with blood cancer? 5 years? 10 years/15/20 years? Please let me know.

    My father died of cancer,,,,

  17. is death sure in blood cancer??????

  18. My sister is suffering Lymphoma she is so week to move 3-4 steps. day-by=day she loosing her weight is there any chance to save her life by, Biopsy as she also suffering form infection in her liver and suffering from swollen face.

  19. My mom has been vary weak these past days. Dark spots on her arm have started to show up. The doctors said, they have found something in her blood!! I’m trying to be strong for her. But every day I see her like that I start to break down. Is there a Cure for Blood Cancer?

  20. is death sure in blood cancer??????


  22. is there any ayurvedic remedy for CML,or is there any cases cured in CML.how much is life in this disease.

  23. Hi i m a nurse in PAKISTN.blood cancer is absolutely curable but it depends upon the diagnoses of the disease.and no doubt a person cure from the cancer can live his natural life.other infections e.g. jaundice are part or we can say side effects of disease.

  24. FRANKIE u should be strong and support your mother believe in GOD evrythng wil be fine!!!

  25. In the case of blood cancer, a person can perform all normal activity or not. Is it uncurable. Finally it leads to death of patient or not.

  26. Blood is very harmfull disease

  27. Blood is very harmfull disease aur not. It is painfull. But i believe in god

  28. i ask to of you that is death is sure in blood cancer

  29. Would you please tell me what pre protection for blood cancer?

  30. One of my friend is suffered from blood cancer.
    Its her second stage of blood cancer.

    According to u what treatment should she do.

    Please respond to me as quick as possible.

  31. will the blood cancer transmit to other peoples? and women who have blood cancer can have children?

  32. how can this dieases invent how ? I file when a persone diogonist this result is+ .so his/her mind is so so week & sorrow .but why ?unhappy .becose time is so beautiful.SO that injoy that time……………god luck.

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