If you are diagnosed with blood cancer, the type of treatment will mostly depend upon your age, the cancer you have, how fast the blood cancer is progressing and whether it has spread throughout the body or not.
A study has shown that the treatments of blood cancers have drastically improved to increase the survival rate. As all blood cancers begin from the bone marrow, the preliminary examination often includes reviewing the health history and examining the body for lymph nodes, infection and bruising. After this, doctors recommend a blood test and biopsy using imaging scans to confirm the blood cancer.
Once the doctor confirms the diagnosis, suitable treatment of blood cancer from stem cell transplantation, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, targeted therapies, cancer surgery and immunotherapy are selected depending upon the health condition.
Out of these treatments, stem cell transplantations and targeted drug therapies are often advised to almost all cancer patients. Stem cell transplantation is the process of infusing healthy stem cells in the bone marrow to resume the production and flow of healthy blood throughout the body. Targeted therapies use drugs to kill cancer cells without touching the normal healthy blood cells.
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