Cancer is a type of disease that can plant itself anywhere in the body, and blood cancer is a cancer that starts developing in the bone marrow.
Bone marrow is a soft fatty cavity of the bone where the blood is being produced.
Blood cancer abnormal or excessive production of white blood cells.
In blood cancer, the functions and productions of blood cells are disrupted as it begins from the bone marrow itself. The growth of normal blood cells are affected by the growth of the abnormal type of blood cells.
The major signs of blood cancer are chills, fever, fatigue, weight loss and bone and joint pain.
There are three types of blood cancer – Leukaemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma.
Leukaemia is generally found in children whereas lymphoma in the people who fall in the age group of 16 to 24 years. As per YaleMedicine reports, blood cancers are more seen in men than in women.
Scientists are unsure of the causes of blood cancer however one can stay away from factors that increase the risk.
· Avoid exposure to radiation or chemicals and smoking tobacco.
· Change your lifestyle behaviour by staying active and by eating a healthy diet.
· Radiation treatment
· Stem cell treatment
· Transplantation of bone marrow
For faster recovery, it is important to adopt better dietary and lifestyle changes. It will help you to remain strong and fit during your treatments as well.
Due to continuous research, the survival rates of blood cancer patients are on the rise.
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