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Different leukemia treatments: chemotherapy and radiotherapy

Posted on June 23, 2015 11:12 am under Medical Malpractice

According to data of 2005 to 2011 from the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program (SEER), 58.5 out of 100 individuals have survived leukemia after five years or more. With early diagnosis and proper treatment, people can fight against this disease and win.

There are many different options for treating leukemia. Some of the most conventional ones are:

  • Chemotherapy – Considered a major form of leukemia treatment, chemotherapy uses chemicals to kill cancer cells in the body.
  • Radiation therapy – Radiotherapy involves using radiation to kill leukemia cells. Radiation can be directed to certain body parts where leukemia cells collect, or the whole body.

It is sadly the case that leukemia is sometimes found as a second malignancy after exposure to unsafe levels of radiation during cancer treatment. To learn more about your legal options in filing a medical malpractice case, speak with a Milwaukee-based attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling (414) 271-0900 today.