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Blood Cancer

Blood Cancer
There are 3 major kinds of blood cancers:

•Leukaemia

•lymphoma

•Multiple myeloma.

There are 4 main types of leukaemia:

·Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)

·Acute Myelogenous leukaemia (AML)

·Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL)

·Chronic Myelogenous leukaemia (CML)

Treatment options:

There are various treatment options for Blood cancer. The treating doctor would suggest the best treatment for the patient or a combination of these depending upon the medical condition of the patient:

1.Chemotherapy:

2.Bone marrow transplants: 

also, known as the stem cell transplant is most frequently performed procedure for the treatment of leukaemia and lymphomas. Bone Marrow Transplant depends upon the disease patient is suffering from. It can be done as following ways:

·Autologous BMT: 

During Autologous bone marrow transplant, stem cells are removed from your body before undergoing the chemotherapy or radiation therapy and are preserved. After the chemo/radiation they are put back in the body to produce normal blood cells.

·Allogenic BMT:

During Allogenic Bone marrow transplant, stem cells are taken from the donor whose genes are partly matching yours like your brother or sister can be the best match for you.

Haplogenic BMT: 

This kind of transplant is done, when patient does not have any donor for Bone Marrow. In this case, stem cells are taken from either of parents.

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