Treatment for Leukaemia
Treatment of Leukaemia is as follows:
- The treatment involved in curing chronic Blood Cancer includes steroids, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and several other intensive treatments.
- Drugs that can kill the cancer are sometimes given in the form of tablets but they are mostly given intravenously.
- Transplantations are complicated procedures that sometimes are a possible cure for Leukaemia. Patients should ideally be under 55 years of age to receive a transplant from a donor who is tissue compatible. If the patient is using his own marrow cells for the transplant then he should be under the age of 65.
- A certain tablet-form of vitamin-A taken along with chemotherapy is used to treat acute myeloid leukaemia
- A protein having anti-cancer effects and produced by the body normally is given in an injection-form.
- The blood cells in our body all grow from stem cells. Chemotherapy in high doses is known to damage stem cells. As a way out, before the treatment involving harmful levels of chemotherapy is administered to the patient, stem cells are removed from his bone marrow. After the chemotherapy is over, these are transplanted back.