The Cancer of the blood is known as Leukemia. The reason one suffers from Leukemia is that the DNA of the blood cells get damaged (the reason for DNA damage may be genetic or due to environmental factors). This cause an uncontrolled division of blood cells which accumulate and occupy more space than required and overpower the system causing complications. It is the cancer of the White Blood Cells. Leukemia is considered to be a rare condition. With the advancements in medical science, there are a lot of treatments available for this condition.
Types of Leukemia
Leukemia is characterizedas four main types, Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia and Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. These four types are then categorized as Lymphocytic Leukemia and Myelogenous Leukemia.
Signs and Symptoms of Leukemia
Tiny, flat, red spots caused by bleeding just under the surface of the skin, frequent infections of the lungs, urinary tract, enlarged lymph nodes are some of the signs that should make you cautious and consult a medical practitioner. Also Chloroma, Leukemia cutis and Leukocytoclastic vasculitis (a condition which makes your skin look like you are allergic to something and causes sores on hands and feet).Sweets Syndrome is another condition which is closely associated with Leukemia. Sweet Syndrome is a condition which causes fever and painful sores that appear throughout the body.
Methods of Early Diagnosis
With a lot of awareness regarding Leukemia being spread all across a lot of cases of Leukemia are being detected at early stages. Blood tests in order to check for abnormal numbers of white blood cells (WBCs) or plates as well as a thorough physical examination for signs of anemia and swellings around the lymph nodes are certain diagnostic techniques for the detection of Leukemia. Also, Bone Marrow Test, which helps make the condition clear, might also be recommended to affirm that the symptoms and signs shown direct towards Leukemia.