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Blood Cancer-Symptoms,Causes and treatment

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FACTS AND FIGURES ABOUT BLOOD TEST



Blood Cancer or Leukemia-

Leukemia is a blood disorder disease that originates in the bone marrow. The bone marrow helps blood cells to grow and develop.When some of the white blood cells become cancerous, the situation is called Leukemia.In people afflicted with blood cancer, bone marrow develops abnormal white cells, which do not work properly.

What are the types of blood cancer-

Leukemia

Lymphoma

Myeloma

What are the symptoms of blood cancer?

Fever

Shiver

Weakness and fatigue

Severe infections

Losing weight

Enlarged liver and spleen

Bone Pain

Excessive Bleeding

Red spot on the skin

Rapid heart rate

Excessive Sweating

Severe pain in abdomen or chest

Shortness of breath

Bluish lip and fingernails


What are the causes?

Researchers and scientists don't clear the exact causes of leukemia. It may develop due to genetic and environmental factors.

What are the risk factors?

Old age

Family history

Chemotherapy

Prior exposure to radiation

Smoking

Organ transplant

Genetic disorder

Tests and diagnosis-

Physical Exam

Blood test

Bone marrow test

Treatment-

Chemotherapy

Biological therapy

Targeted therapy

Radiation therapy

Stem cell transplant




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