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Description: Leukemia is a cancer of white blood cells and bone marrow. When a human has leukemia, the body starts producing additional white blood cells which is called leukocytes Without treatment, These white blood cells are not fully grown and are called blasts or leukemia cells. Symptoms may include bleeding and bruising problems, feeling tired, fever, and an increased risk of infections.

 
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1. Treatments for acute lymphoblastic leukemia

a. Induction therapy Induction therapy is mainly used to kill leukemia cells in the blood or bone marrow to support revocation. Procedures which include chemotherapy or corticosteroids. Induction therapy session is for 4 weeks and is done in a hospital. But some people who have have leukemia cells with specific changes. That gene is called the Philadelphia chromosome. People with Philadelphia chromosome will be treated with tyrosine kinase inhibitor procedure. b. Consolidation therapy Consolidation therapy is used to eliminate any leukemia cells that may be present even though when it is not rectified in tests. If these cells redevelop, they
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2. Treatments for acute myelogenous leukemia.

a) Induction of remission Induction of remission is carried out to kill leukemia cells in the blood and bone marrow to influence remission. Chemotherapy is conducted by intravenous (IV) treatment. Induction therapies life span is 4 weeks, with a week of chemotherapy and bone marrow recovery is done for 3 weeks. this procedure is carried out in hospital. b) Post-remission therapy is used to kill any leukemia cells that may be present even though when is not rectified in tests. This procedure may involve getting more chemotherapy or a root cell transplant. Or your doctor may recommend to join a clinical test
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