Leukemia is rarely associated with pregnancy, affecting only about 1 in 10,000 pregnant women. How it is handled depends primarily on the type of leukemia. Acute leukemias normally require prompt, aggressive treatment, despite significant risks of pregnancy loss and birth defects, especially if chemotherapy is given during the developmentally sensitive first trimester. Continue reading →
The earlier acute lymphocytic leukemia is detected, the more effective the treatment. The aim is to induce a lasting remission,
defined as the absence of detectable cancer cells in the body (usually less than 5% blast cells on the bone marrow).
Treatment for acute leukemia can include chemotherapy, steroids, radiation therapy, intensive combined treatments
(including bone marrow or stem cell transplants), and growth factors. Continue reading →
Acute leukemia can be divided into two types, depending on the subtype of bone marrow cells affected. If immature cells that produce white blood cells, called lymphocytes, are affected, the leukemia is acute lymphoblastic or lymphocytic leukemia (ALL). This form of leukemia can occur at all ages but is most common in children. With modern treatment programs, a high percentage of children and adults can be cured. Continue reading →
Acute lymphocytic leukemia also known as acute childhood leukemia is the most common type of leukemia in children. Acute lymphocytic leukemia is a cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow, a soft tissue located inside the bones where blood cells are made. This type of leukemia affects the immature white blood cells which is the lymphocytes and develops rapidly. Continue reading →
With all the various chemical exposures that you are exposed to everyday, all sorts of diseases and system disorders occur just like that. Medical treatments are being developed continuously to help patients who suffer constantly. But it is no secret that most of the said treatments leave holes in the patients’ pockets and a huge tear in the budget list. With this, alternative medicine enters the scene. This form of health solutions are seen as much more affordable especially to those who really have no ability to financially cope with the medical fees that change constantly. Continue reading →
Diabetes comes in two forms—type I diabetes and type II diabetes. Type I is the one that is also known as insulin-dependent diabetes or juvenile diabetes which still has an unknown cause. Some patients are diagnosed when they go beyond the age of twenty. This type of diabetes is a condition where the pancreas has little or no insulin at all. Type II diabetes is known as the non-insulin dependent diabetes that is seen in adulthood and is brought about by obesity and sedentary living. Being a type II diabetic is a very difficult truth that you have to deal with every single day of your life. This involves exerting a huge amount of effort to deal with everyday with proper diet, exercise, and of course, prescribed medications. If you cooperate with your doctor and follow the routine that is designed for you, then you will surely manage your condition better.