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Blood Cancer

What is Blood Cancer?

When abnormal blood cells start to grow out of control, interrupting the functions of normal blood cells it is called blood cancer. Due to this, blood cells cannot fight off the infections and produce new blood cells.

What are the symptoms of Blood Cancer

Each type of blood cancer is different but it can share similar symptoms. Sometimes, the disease does not show any symptoms while sometimes it shows signs but can also be a severe cold or flu. 

Blood cancer symptoms are as follows:

  • Chills or Fever
  • Itchy skin or Rash
  • Shortness of breath
  • Cough or chest pain
  • Loss of appetite 
  • Frequent infections 
  • Nausea
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Frequent urination

Risk Factors of Blood Cancer 

Smoking is one of the most common risk factor of blood cancer. The ones who have experienced chemotherapy also have high chances of developing blood cancer. Exposure to radiation and chemicals  leads to blood cancer. If you are facing any of the blood disorders then it can be a sign of blood cancer. 

Types of Blood Cancer

There are three main types of blood cancer namely Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma 

  1. Leukemia

Leukemia originates in the blood and bone marrow. It occurs when too many white cells are produced which interferes with the bone marrow’s ability to create red blood cells and platelets.

  1. Lymphoma:

Hodgkin Lymphoma- It develops from the cells called lymphocytes in the lymphatic system. It is characterized by the presence of an abnormal lymphocyte called the Reed- Sternberg cell.

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma- It also develops from the cells called lymphocytes in the lymphatic system. It is a type of white cell that helps the body fight infections.

  1. Myeloma:

It is a type of cancer of the plasma cells in bone marrow. It spreads in the bone marrow and damages your bones, and also crowds out healthy blood cells. They create some antibodies that cannot fight infections. As it is found in many parts of bone marrow it is often called multiple myeloma.

Treatment for Blood Cancer

Treatment for blood cancer depends on your age, how fast it grows, type of cancer, where it is spread and many other factors. Some of the common treatments for blood cancer includes:

  • Stem Cells Transplantation 

It infuses healthy blood forming cells into the body. Stem cells can be collected from circulating blood, bone marrow and umbilical cord blood.

  • Chemotherapy

It uses anticancer drugs to stop the growth of cancer cells in the body. This treatment can be given before stem cell transplantation.

  • Radiation Therapy 

It can be given before stem cell transplantation. It may be used to destroy cancer cells or to reduce the pain or discomfort. 

Some doctors provide medications for the treatment of blood cancer. It includes medications like Bortenat Injection, Cytarabine, Glivec, Leucovorin Calcium. 

If you are looking for blood cancer medicines in India then you can visit Jindal Medical Store. You will easily find blood cancer treatment medicines at a very reasonable price.


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