Leukemia is the cancer of bone marrow and blood. It is the most common childhood cancer and accounts for about 30 % of all cancers in children. Common symptoms are bone and joint pain, fatigue, weakness, pale skin, bleeding or bruising, fever, weigh loss amongst others.

Apollo Hospital lucknow has emerged to be best Hospital for Leukemia treatment in Lucknow and Uttar Pradesh due to its availability of Specialists and experts in treatment of Leukemia, advanced modalities of diagnosis & treatment & latest infrastructure.

Symptoms

Common leukemia (blood cancer) signs and symptoms include:

  • Fever or chills.
  • Persistent fatigue, weakness.
  • Frequent or severe infections.
  • Losing weight without trying.
  • Swollen lymph nodes, enlarged liver or spleen.
  • Easy bleeding or bruising.
  • Recurrent nosebleeds.
  • Tiny red spots in your skin

Having any of these symptoms does not mean it is cancer, but if one or more of them is noticed for more than two weeks then a paediatrician must be seen and an immediate health screening is a must.

Diagnosis

Tests and procedures used to diagnose Leukemia cancer include:

  • Physical exam - Your doctor will look for physical signs of leukemia, such as pale skin from anemia, swelling of your lymph nodes, and enlargement of your liver and spleen.
  • Blood tests - By looking at a sample of your blood, your doctor can determine if you have abnormal levels of red or white blood cells or platelets — which may suggest leukemia.
  • Bone marrow test - Your doctor may recommend a procedure to remove a sample of bone marrow from your hipbone. The bone marrow is removed using a long, thin needle. The sample is sent to a laboratory to look for leukemia cells. Specialized tests of your leukemia cells may reveal certain characteristics that are used to determine your treatment options.

Types of leukemia

The major types of leukemia are:

  • Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL)- This is one of the most common types of leukemia. It occurs in children & adults.
  • AML or Acute myelogenous leukemia- is the most common type of acute leukemia in adults.
  • Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)- Chronic lymphocytic leukemia, commonly known as CLL is the most common chronic adult leukemia,
  • Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) affects mainly adults- A person with CML may have few or no symptoms for months or years before entering a phase in which the leukemia cells grow more quickly.
  • Other types- Other, rarer types of leukemia exist, including hairy cell leukemia, myelodysplastic syndromes and myeloproliferative disorders.

Treatment options of Lukemia or blood cancer in children.

In India each year, 150 out of every one million children are diagnosed with cancer. Cancers affecting children are of a unique kind.

Treatment Options

Treatment for your leukemia depends on many factors. Your doctor determines your leukemia treatment options based on your age and overall health, the type of leukemia you have, and whether it has spread to other parts of your body, including the central nervous system.

Common treatments used to fight leukemia include:

  • Chemotherapy- Chemotherapy is the major form of treatment for leukemia. This drug treatment uses chemicals to kill leukemia cells. Apollo Hospital Lucknow has best dedicated chemotheraphy bay for Leukimia treatment with best medical Oncologists & state of the art facilities
  • Biological therapy- Biological therapy is one advanced modality of treatment in which your immune system recognizes and attack leukemia cells.
  • Targeted therapy- In Targeted therapy, drugs are used to specifically target the vulnerabilities within your cancer cells.
  • Radiation therapy- In Radiation therapy high-energy rays are given to damage Cancer cells and stop their growth. Radiation therapy may be used in combinatiuon with chemotherapy for better outcomes. Apollo Hospital Lucknow has most Advanced varian Trubeam LINAC machine for precise targeting of cancer cells.
  • Stem cell transplant- A stem cell transplant or a bone marrow transplant is a procedure to replace your diseased bone marrow with healthy bone marrow. Apollo Hospital Lucknow has the best doctors for treatment of leukaemia ,with all treatment options available under one roof.

Apollo Hospital Lucknow has got best doctors who are specialist in treatment of blood cancer or leukaemia in children.

In seeking treatment for a child diagnosed with cancer, do look for the following aspects while choosing the cancer care hospital:

  • Multidisciplinary- medical team that works together to decide the best treatment option for the child.
  • Minimally invasive cancer surgery– Apollo Hospital Lucknow has specialised paediatric surgeon or surgeon specialising in cancer surgery for children it has made Apollo Hospital Lucknow as the best centre for performing cancer surgeries in children. with advanced equipment and advanced PICU that helps in shortening the child's stay in the hospital so that the child can return to daily routine soon.
  • Advanced radiation therapy- that ensures minimal trauma due to precise targeting of the cancer in children.
  • Advanced pathological analysis- of tumor to ensure the right dose of chemotherapy or radiation.
  • Blood bank- standards that are of international quality with availability of all blood component making Apollo Hospital Lucknow one of the best centers for treatment of cancers in children..
  • Trained staff- who are sensitive to caring for children with cancer and provide support to the family as well.

Why Choose Apollomedics

Apollo Hospital Lucknow is one of the recognised centres for best treatment of Leukemia. Leukemia Treatment at Apollo Hospital Lucknow has a multidisciplinary team of doctors (Paediatricians, Radiation oncologists & Medical oncologists) who address all dimensions of treatment, for the best outcome.

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