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Leukemia treatments other than radiation and chemotherapy

Posted on June 23, 2015 2:26 pm under Medical Malpractice

The National Cancer Institute estimated that 54,270 new cases of leukemia and 24,450 leukemia-related deaths will be recorded this year. But no matter how prevalent and life-threatening the disease may look like from figures, a person’s chance of survival from this disease is significantly larger with early diagnosis and proper treatment.

Other options for treating leukemia are the following:

  • Biological therapy – Biological therapy works by stimulating the immune system to detect and fight cancer cells.
  • Targeted therapy – Usually a part of cancer treatment regiments, targeted therapy attacks cancer cells without actually causing harm to healthy cells.
  • Stem cell transplant – This treatment involves replacing your diseased bone marrow with healthy marrow. Before stem cell therapy, patients undergo radiotherapy and chemotherapy to destroy the diseased bone marrow.

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