Leukemia - Acute Myeloid

It is a type of cancer found in the bone marrow which is the softer inner part of the bone and affects the blood and the bone marrow basically it cause overgrowth of the immature white blood cells called leukemic blast and unable for the production of the normal blood cells , as they are immature so the do not show proper functioning and fighting.

The name leukemia is given to a large group of this kind of cancer which develops in the myeloid cell line in the bone marrow. Without proper treatment it may cause fatal.

TYPES

The leukaemia have several type of caner such as-

  • Acute lymphoblastic leukemia
  • Chronic myeloid leukaemia
  • Acute myeloid leukaemia
  • Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia

SYMPTOMS

As the cancer effects the body it starts showing symptoms results from the increasing of the immature while blood cells in the body and shortage of normal blood cell, the symptoms appears quite quickly over a few weak some of the sings are

  • Tiredness
  • Weightless
  • Fever
  • Loss of appetite
  • Feeling cold
  • Headache
  • Excess burning and bleeding
  • Frequent or severe nose bleeding
  • Confusing
  • Sleepiness
  • Bleeding and clotting problem
  • Feeling generally unwell and run down
  • Having fever and sweating which may be cause of leukemia or due to any other infection

DIAGNOSIS

The symptoms plays the major role for the diagnosis of the disease as the symptoms are an important part of cancer care and treatment so if symptoms are noticed which may be the cause of leukaemia then its urgent to visit the doctor as soon as possible to diagnose the cancer, whereas other lab tests and sample tests are also there such as blood test, bone marrow sample test, lumbar puncture, cell and chromosome analysis, full blood count and bone marrow biopsy is also there.

TREATMENT

After the diagnosis of he cancer the treatment is given according to the type of leukaemia, the main Moto behind the treatment of the leukaemuia is to kill the abnormal or immature cells which helps the bone marrow to function normal again, chemotherapy is one of the mostly used anti- cancer medicine which kills the cancer cells and also stops them from multiplying them it consist of a group or combination of several drugs.

the chemotherapy have a long process and it is also given in cyclic form mainly the treatment goes on for six months but the course time may also increase according to the circumstances