Leukemia by Peggy Parks
By Peggy Parks
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Years later it was discovered that stem cells produced within marrow had the ability to enter the bloodstream of the patient and begin destroying cancerous cells as they produced healthy blood cells. Today bone marrow transplants (often called stem cell transplants) 54 How Successful Are Leukemia Treatments? have proved to be successful in curing a number of leukemia sufferers. The patient first receives intense chemotherapy, and sometimes radiation therapy, to destroy cancerous cells in the bone marrow.
And many people with leukemia have none of these risk factors. ” —Mayo Clinic, a world-renowned medical practice that is dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of virtually every type of complex illness. E What Causes Leukemia? ven with all that is known about cancer, it is still mysterious for many reasons, and leukemia is certainly no exception. Scientists wonder, even with a variety of risk factors, why do so many people not develop leukemia while others are stricken with it? The American Cancer Society states that although some people with leukemia have one or more known risk factors, the majority do not, meaning that the cause of their disease cannot be identified.
Gov. The National Institutes of Health is the United States’ primary agency for conducting and supporting medical research. “ Hairy-cell leukemia is a relatively rare form of adult chronic leukemia. . This disease was once uniformly fatal, but highly successful therapies have been developed, and patients today who receive proper treatment can have a relatively normal quality of life. ” —Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center-James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, “50 Years of Hairy-Cell Leukemia to Be Observed,” December 4, 2008.