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Archive for August, 2014

How acute myeloid leukemia is treated


Date: August 21st, 2014

Treatment of untreated adult AML

The standard treatment for untreated adult AML- acute myeloid leukemia during the phase of remission induction technically depends on which subtype the AML is and can include the likes of:

Know more about risk factors for leukemia


Date: August 20th, 2014

What causes leukemia?Cancer in all the types of known cancer starts at the bone marrow after which leukemia cells start to multiply. Why these cells change has remained a great mystery. But doctors have pointed out certain risk factors, which cause leukemia. They have said that high radiation levels,

New drugs for treatment of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia


Date: August 19th, 2014

FDA approves two new drugs for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia treatmentTwo new drugs that were approved recently are now offering a lot of hope to people suffering from chronic lymphatic leukemia, the common kind of adult leukemia. As you would expect, these drugs have their benefits and downsides and here is a look at what they mean for treatment of leukemia in the future.

What childhood leukemia treatment can mean in the long term


Date: August 18th, 2014

Long term & late effects for childhood leukemia treatmentIf you have a child who has received childhood leukemia treatment, it is good to know what might happen in future. Recent medical advances have meant that more children are today able to survive childhood leukemia. Besides the better cure rates of drugs, new therapies available have reduced side effects.

How a child with leukemia and fever is treated


Date: August 17th, 2014

Treating a child with both ALL and feverThe patient looked quite tired and even wiped out and I at first thought she was sleeping. Her complacent eyes seemed to track my every move. The child had leukemia, ALL to be more precise. Since she was receiving chemotherapy currently, a fever meant a more serious trouble for her.

The causes, symptoms and treatment of leukemia


Date: August 16th, 2014

Know more about leukemia and treatments available What is leukemia?

Generally, speaking, leukemia is essentially the cancer of blood cells. The disease starts from the bone marrow which is a soft tissue found inside most bones. Blood cells are essentially made in the bone marrow. The white blood cells do a great job in providing your body with defense against diseases. They help in fighting infections in the body.

Findings suggest better therapies for lymphoblastic leukemia


Date: August 15th, 2014

Gene variants associated with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in patients with Down’s SyndromeThese gene variants are on JAK2- Janus Kinase gene on the chromosome nine. Shai Izraeli, the M.D at Sheba Medical Center and colleagues say that these mutations are associated with the myeloproliferative disorders. However, these specific genetic variants which all affect an arginine residue that is highly conserved, R683, tend to differ from the alterations that are commonly seen as reported by the researchers.

Treatment for acute lymphocytic leukemia


Date: August 14th, 2014

Know your options for adult ALL treatmentsSome of the treatments that patients of adult ALL- acute lymphoblastic leukemia can try include the standard treatments which are currently in use as well as others being tested by researchers in clinical trials. When it comes to a clinical trial treatment, this is essentially a research study designed for improving the available treatments or providing more info on new cancer treatments.

Health professional info about Childhood Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment


Date: August 13th, 2014

Your helpful guide to Childhood Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma TreatmentFortunately, cancer cases in adolescents and children are quite rare even though there has been a slight increase of the overall cases of childhood cancer since 1975. It is important that children and adolescents suffering from cancer are referred to medical facilities that have teams of multi-disciplinary cancer specialists and who are well experienced about treatment of these types of cancers.The multi- disciplinary team is one that incorporates all the necessary skills of primary care physicians, radiation oncologists, pediatric surgical subspecialists, pediatric medical hematologists/ oncologists, social workers, rehabilitation specialists and others. Such a team will help ensure that the patients get the treatment they need; rehabilitation and supportive care that will make them survive and lead a quality life.

Survival rates for childhood leukemia reach 90 percent


Date: August 12th, 2014

90 percent of children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia can now be cured In the research, five year rates of survival for children with ALL- Acute lymphoblastic leukemia increased to 90 percent from 84 percent between 1990 and 2005. When the patient has survived for five years, this is regarded to be a cure since not many deaths tend to occur beyond this timeframe.