Archive for the 'Leukemia-Lymphoma-Cancer' Category

What You Need to Know About Multiple Myeloma and How to Diagnose It

By Sayed EL Assal Some facts about this disease: Malignant disorder of plasma cells Peak incidence between 60-70 years Rare under the age of 30 Males are affected more than females. Pathogenesis: -The tissues are infiltrated by proliferating cells. -One type of abnormal immunoglobulins (paraprotein) usually IgG or IgA. -This paraprotein may cause auto-immune manifestations. […]

Gleevec Therapy Method For Leukemia

By Groshan Fabiola The therapy of chronic myeloid leukemia with Gleevec (Imatinib mesylate) began to be used in patients in 2001 and seemed to be real success. Since that time, a clinical study revealed the efficiency of Gleevec in other cancer types as well such as in hypereosinophilic syndrome, another blood cancer. Gleevec is a […]

What Is Acute Myelogenous Leukemia?

By Tony Tade AML, (acute myelogenous leukemia), is an aggressive cancer of the bone marrow and blood. It is the most common type of leukemia. AML is also known by the following names-acute myeloblastic leukemia, acute myeloid leukemia, acute granulocytic leukemia or acute nonlymphocytic leukemia. Blood cells are malformed and useless. The cells can accumulate […]

Who Does Lymphoma Affect?

By Jeremy Parker Lymphoma is a form of cancer that affects a specific type of cell called the lymphocytes. These tiny but incredibly important cells are classed as cells of the immune system and so when they begin to mutate and become cancerous the immune response to infections, for example bacteria and viruses, is severely […]

Childhood Lymphoma

By Alison Cole The term childhood lymphoma refers to cancers that originate in the body’s lymphatic tissues during childhood and include the lymph nodes, thymus, spleen, tonsils, adenoids, and bone marrow, as well as the lymph vessels that attach them. Although there are many types of cancer that eventually spread to parts of the lymphatic […]

How Strong Are You?

By Denise Gallimore As children many of us thought strength was only measured in physical terms; how many pounds you could lift, how big your muscles were, how successful you were in an arm wrestling match. As we grew older we came to realize that strength was also mental; how to resist peer pressure, how […]

The Target Of The Treatment In Non Hodgkins Lymphoma

By Groshan Fabiola Nowadays, cancer is one of the most serious problems in medicine.Specialists try to discover new treatments. In clinics, the patients with cancer that start a new treatment are closely followed. Physicians determine the optimal dose which have the minimal side effects and offers the most numerous chances of survival. Because doctors make […]

Signs Symptoms And Life Expectation In Acute Leukemia

By Groshan Fabiola First occurring signs in the development of acute forms of leukemia are bruising and bleedings caused by the decreased number of platelets, fatigue and pales due to the anemia caused by insufficient red blood cells, reoccurring infections and late healing due to abnormal number and function of white blood cells. These symptoms […]

MDS Treatment Options

By David Austin MDS or myelodysplastic syndromes are a grouping of cancer afflictions that target the white & red blood cells as well as the bone marrow. MDS can develop into leukemia if not diagnosed or controlled early enough. There are types of MDS that are easy to manage and mild, while others can be […]