Duration of Treatmentusually takes 2 to 3 months

Days of StayUsually 15 to 20 days at the hospital and 4 weeks outside the hospital.

AnesthesiaGeneral anaesthesia or Non-need anaesthesia

CostOn Request

What is Leukaemia?

Leukaemia is a malignancy (cancer) of blood cells there for it called blood cancer. Leukaemia cancer of your blood cells caused by a high number of white blood cells in your body-- the cells responsible for fighting infection. 

There are different types of leukaemia:

  • acute lymphocytic leukaemia,
  • chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, 
  • acute myeloid leukaemia,
  • chronic myeloid leukaemia

Leukaemia signs and symptoms include:

  • Bone or joints Pain
  • Swollen lymph nodes 
  • Fevers or night sweats
  • Bone or joints Pain
  • Feeling weak or tired
  • Bleeding and bruising easily
  • Frequent infections
  • Swelling of the abdomen
  • Weight loss 

Leukaemia risk factor includes:

  • Post-cancer treatment.
  • Family History
  • Genetic disorders. 
  • Exposure to certain chemicals or radiation
  • Smoking
  • The patient is required to go for PSC ( Pre-surgery check-up )  to do some blood test, ECG and ECH for Cardiac check-up and urine tests to know he /she is fit for surgery or not.
  • Before the operation, you’ll be asked to sign a consent form, which gives the surgeon permission to carry out the treatment.
  • The doctor should be informed about any medication that the patient may be taking.
  • The patient is admitted to the hospital on same days before the procedures and advised to remain empty stomach/Fasting.
  • Thinners medicines have to stop before ten days of surgery.

Oncologist ‘will advise some investigation ( blood test, Physical exam and Bone marrow test to know leukaemia at its earliest stage provides the greatest chance for a cure. The stages of leukaemia cancer are Stage I, II, III and stage IV. 

Treatment of leukaemia is followed by surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and stem calls or all of them.

  • Surgery. Surgical removal of the spleen can be a part of treatment if the spleen is enlarged.
  • Chemotherapy. Chemotherapy helps rapidly dividing cells such as leukaemia or other cancer cells.
  • Radiation therapy.  Radiation therapy may be given in leukaemia to stop spread to the brain, or it may be used to target the spleen or other parts of the body. Radiation can be given after surgery to help in destroys cancer cells. The patient may need three to five sessions per week for 3 to 6 weeks, depending on cancer.  
  • Stem cell transplant. Due to high doses of chemotherapy and/or radiation patients damage leukaemia cells along with normal bone marrow. Then, transplant is a procedure to replace your diseased bone marrow with healthy bone marrow. There are many types of bone marrow transplant - Autologous stem cell transplantation, An allogeneic stem cells transplant.

Patients need to follow with a routine investigation like blood tests including the CEA (if it was elevated before surgery) tumour marker every three months for the first two years and colonoscopy should be every 5 years.

Survival rates for leukaemia cancer depend on stage, a subtype of AML and other factors. Acute myelogenous leukaemia (AML) survival rate 60%to 70%. However, survival rates vary depending on the subtype of AML and other factors.

 Stage of Leukaemia Cancer

5-year survival rate

Stage 0

low risk

Stage I

intermediate risk

Stage II

intermediate risk

Stage III

high risk

Stage IV

high risk

  • Are you board-certified BMT oncologist?
  • Does your hospital certify to perform these types of treatment?
  • Am I a good patient for you to this leukaemia procedure?
  • Let me know success rates and how long time will take for recovery?
  • What are the risk factors for my treatment?
  • How long do you have to live with leukaemia?
  • Is Leukemia is curable?
  • What treatment plan do you recommend? Why?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of treatment?
  • What are the costs involved with this type of treatment?
  • What does my insurance cover?
  • How will long time take this leukaemia treatment?
  • How long I have to say in the hospital and outside the hospital?
  • What are risk factors for this type of leukaemia?
  • How long will it take to recover?
  • When can I go for normal activities, including exercise?
  • Do I need any follow-up appointments or tests after my leukaemia treatment?

 

 

 

 

 

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LEUKAEMIA CANCER

Duration of Treatmentusually takes 2 to 3 months

Days of StayUsually 15 to 20 days at the hospital and 4 weeks outside the hospital.

AnesthesiaGeneral anaesthesia or Non-need anaesthesia

CostOn Request

What is Leukaemia?

Leukaemia is a malignancy (cancer) of blood cells there for it called blood cancer. Leukaemia cancer of your blood cells caused by a high number of white blood cells in your body-- the cells responsible for fighting infection. 

There are different types of leukaemia:

  • acute lymphocytic leukaemia,
  • chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, 
  • acute myeloid leukaemia,
  • chronic myeloid leukaemia

symptoms

Leukaemia signs and symptoms include:

  • Bone or joints Pain
  • Swollen lymph nodes 
  • Fevers or night sweats
  • Bone or joints Pain
  • Feeling weak or tired
  • Bleeding and bruising easily
  • Frequent infections
  • Swelling of the abdomen
  • Weight loss 

risk factors

Leukaemia risk factor includes:

  • Post-cancer treatment.
  • Family History
  • Genetic disorders. 
  • Exposure to certain chemicals or radiation
  • Smoking

preparation

  • The patient is required to go for PSC ( Pre-surgery check-up )  to do some blood test, ECG and ECH for Cardiac check-up and urine tests to know he /she is fit for surgery or not.
  • Before the operation, you’ll be asked to sign a consent form, which gives the surgeon permission to carry out the treatment.
  • The doctor should be informed about any medication that the patient may be taking.
  • The patient is admitted to the hospital on same days before the procedures and advised to remain empty stomach/Fasting.
  • Thinners medicines have to stop before ten days of surgery.

procedure

Oncologist ‘will advise some investigation ( blood test, Physical exam and Bone marrow test to know leukaemia at its earliest stage provides the greatest chance for a cure. The stages of leukaemia cancer are Stage I, II, III and stage IV. 

Treatment of leukaemia is followed by surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and stem calls or all of them.

  • Surgery. Surgical removal of the spleen can be a part of treatment if the spleen is enlarged.
  • Chemotherapy. Chemotherapy helps rapidly dividing cells such as leukaemia or other cancer cells.
  • Radiation therapy.  Radiation therapy may be given in leukaemia to stop spread to the brain, or it may be used to target the spleen or other parts of the body. Radiation can be given after surgery to help in destroys cancer cells. The patient may need three to five sessions per week for 3 to 6 weeks, depending on cancer.  
  • Stem cell transplant. Due to high doses of chemotherapy and/or radiation patients damage leukaemia cells along with normal bone marrow. Then, transplant is a procedure to replace your diseased bone marrow with healthy bone marrow. There are many types of bone marrow transplant - Autologous stem cell transplantation, An allogeneic stem cells transplant.

post procedure

Patients need to follow with a routine investigation like blood tests including the CEA (if it was elevated before surgery) tumour marker every three months for the first two years and colonoscopy should be every 5 years.

success rate

Survival rates for leukaemia cancer depend on stage, a subtype of AML and other factors. Acute myelogenous leukaemia (AML) survival rate 60%to 70%. However, survival rates vary depending on the subtype of AML and other factors.

 Stage of Leukaemia Cancer

5-year survival rate

Stage 0

low risk

Stage I

intermediate risk

Stage II

intermediate risk

Stage III

high risk

Stage IV

high risk

faqs from doctor

  • Are you board-certified BMT oncologist?
  • Does your hospital certify to perform these types of treatment?
  • Am I a good patient for you to this leukaemia procedure?
  • Let me know success rates and how long time will take for recovery?
  • What are the risk factors for my treatment?
  • How long do you have to live with leukaemia?
  • Is Leukemia is curable?
  • What treatment plan do you recommend? Why?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of treatment?
  • What are the costs involved with this type of treatment?
  • What does my insurance cover?
  • How will long time take this leukaemia treatment?
  • How long I have to say in the hospital and outside the hospital?
  • What are risk factors for this type of leukaemia?
  • How long will it take to recover?
  • When can I go for normal activities, including exercise?
  • Do I need any follow-up appointments or tests after my leukaemia treatment?

 

 

 

 

 

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