Causes and Treatments of Blood Cancer

Cancer is a greatest challenge to the medical world. Various cancer types are found across the world in many people. For the invention of different treatments and techniques, these had been brought under great control. However, you cannot say that every cancer can be cured. There are a few types which continue to throw challenges to the medical professionals and the blood cancer is an example. Though it is a common type of cancer found in many patients, unfortunately there are no medications available for the same. The cancer cells multiply themselves at very faster rate and this rapid rate cannot be controlled by medicines most of the times. The patients get treatment to procrastinate the inevitable, but the medications often cannot help them live longer as they desire. Patients who suffer from leukemia if cured, then it is one among the very rare cases. Hematological distortions are a reason for blood cancer. Bone marrow is where the cancer originates. This is also the place for production of blood. The cells expand and move to the phases of blood cells, white blood, red blood and the platelets. The normal blood cell’s growth is stopped and the abnormal cells continue to expand resulting in blood cancer. When bone marrow is affected, lymph nodes and blood too are affected. All three are interconnected and when any of them is affected, the rest two too suffer the same fate. When blood cancer occurs, the blood cells lose the power of immunity and body cannot fight against any diseases. 

Blood cancer can divided into three different types. Find a brief note on them here.

1) Lymphoma cancer:

The circulatory system or the lymphatic system is affected because of this disease. This system has the white blood cells, which are responsible for fighting against various diseases. These cells are responsible for fluid retention and producing immune cells in the human body. Lymphocyte cells that are abnormal expand as lymphoma cells. When these cells accumulate in the lymph nodes, lymphatic cancer is resulted. This form of cancer damages the entire immune system.  Lymphoma cancer can be identified by the swelling in the lymphatic nodes. The other symptoms include loss of weight and appetite, fever, sweats during nights, sudden chill, nausea, exhaustion, coughing, swelling in the abdomen, and intolerance.

2) Myeloma cancer:

When the plasma cells are the targets, then it is called the myeloma cancer. The plasma cells are otherwise popularly known as the white blood cells, which are responsible for fighting various infections in the body. When the abnormal myeloma cells are formed, the immune power is lost, and the body cannot fight any infections. As a result most of the vital organs are damaged and the general health of the body is lost. A few symptoms of Myeloma cancer is back pain, chest pain, trouble in breathing, and sever tiredness. The kidneys too are damaged because of this type of cancer.

3) Leukemia cancer:

This type of cancer occurs in the bone marrow and also can be spread to the blood. When uncharacteristic white blood cells are generated in large numbers, leukemia can occur. With the increased number of such uncharacteristic white blood cells, the immune system can no longer fight against many infections and diseases. This as a result affects the bone marrow and makes it a very tough task to generate the platelets and the red blood cells.
The blood cancer is divided into 4 stages.

• The stage where the symptoms start is called the initial or the first stage. The initial stage is indicated by the occurrence of the lymph nodes. The organs of the body start getting affected in this stage.
• The second stage is where the risk can be experienced. In this stage, most of the organs are affected. The organs fail to function properly. Also, the affected can feel fatigue most of the times, and illness constantly. The cancer symptoms increase and pain in liver can be felt.
• Third stage is where most of the people recognize the symptoms of cancer. Anemia is increased in this stage. Most of the organs become too weak and they cannot continue with normal functioning in this stage. Almost all the organs are affected. Cancer cells start growing rapidly in the third stage.
• The count of the blood platelets takes a considerable toll in the fourth stage of cancer. The anemia develops faster and is more sensitive in this stage. This is a very critical phase as even it can turn to be life threatening. The vital organs like the lungs are damaged severely in this phase. Even the other organs are ruthlessly damaged. This is the final stage and it is extremely impossible to treat cancer in this stage.

Treatments for cancer in the early stages:

Treating leukemia is a very rare case. But, if the diagnosis is made earlier, then the cure is possible with the appropriate treatments. The development of the abnormal cancerous cells can be curbed with constant medication, which is found by the studies and researches conducted recently. When continuous and correct treatment is rendered in the initial stage, cure of cancer is certainly possible. The research is continued further to come out with other information that can help the people affected by cancer to survive.

Bone marrow transplantation is the best possible option to get treated for leukemia. Most of the cured people can be seen with the transplant of bone marrow. The symptoms of leukemia can be reduced to a great extent by using herbs like xanothenes and garciniamangostana. The development of cancerous cells can be broken when you eat diet rich in antioxidants. Blood cancer can occur because of hereditary. If there is a family history of blood cancer, one has to be careful. This may occur in all chains of family or skip over a few generations too.

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